Record amount of cocaine seized in Uruguayan port

Uruguayan customs officers, and marine corps will have on Friday in the port of the Uruguayan capital city of Montevideo, with a record amount of cocaine is being intercepted. The 4.418 pounds of cocaine, according to local authorities, with a street value of $ 1 billion – equivalent to 894 million euros on the European market.

The drugs were found in four containers of smuggled in, and were hidden in the more than three thousand extract soybean meal. A search is called for questioning, after which the authorities decided to take action. The final destination of the goods to the African country of Togo.

It is not clear from where the drugs are produced. According to the Uruguayan douaneofficieren the cocaine from a farm in the south-west of the South-American country in the trucks to be loaded at more than 300 km away from Montevideo.

During a raid on the address of the owner and his son were arrested and it was for an unknown amount of drugs were seized. The truck driver and the owner of the sojameelbedrijf are yet to be examined.

Representatives from the Uruguayan ministry, to speak of “one of the biggest hits ever,” the global drug trade. The catch was made after a previous major discovery was in november, when more than 3,000 pounds of cocaine into the port of Montevideo has been intercepted. That load was on its way to the African country of burkina faso.

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