Police seize cocaine worth $100 million in Uruguay

BUENOS AIRES. October 16. KAZINFORM. Drug police in Uruguay have seized a huge shipment of cocaine with a street value of $100 million, Latin American media reported on Friday; Kazinform refers to RIA Novosti.

More than 2 tons of drugs were discovered on board an English-flagged yacht in the port of Santa Lucia, some 25 km to the west of the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, media reports said.

Two men, Uruguayan and Serbian nationals, who reportedly intended to load the drug cargo on board an ocean liner travelling to Europe, were detained by police.

Media quoted police as saying the drugs were brought to Uruguay from Colombia via Argentina.

The operation had been prepared for two months and involved drug police officers from Argentina, the United States, Uruguay and Serbia; Kazinform cites RIA Novosti. See www.en.rian.ru for full version.


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