Police seize 2.7 tonnes of cocaine hidden among bananas
Police on Tuesday said they seized 2.7 tonnes of cocaine from a port in the southern region of Calabria in Italy.
Italy’s Guardia di Finanza police force said that officers found 2,734 kilogrammes of extremely pure cocaine in two 12-metre-long refrigerated containers hidden among 78 tonnes of bananas.
This took place in the port of Gioia Tauro, calling the operation a “record seizure.’’
Police said they estimated the drugs to have a street value of some 800 million euros (870 million dollars).
The containers, which were coming from Guayaquil in Ecuador, were bound for Armenia and were due to go by the Georgian city of Batumi, the Guardia di Finanza said. (dpa/NAN)
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