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Argentina: Europe-bound 400 Kilos Of Cocaine Found In Russian Embassy - Security Minister

Last update: 23/02/2018
 
BUENOS AIRES, Feb 23 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- Police have seized nearly 400 kilos of cocaine from the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires and arrested five members of a drug trafficking gang, Argentina's security minister said.

Patricia Bullrich told a press conference that the drugs discovered in an annex of the embassy had a street value of around 50 million euros (about $62 million).

"A gang of narco-criminals was trying to use the diplomatic courier service of the Russian embassy" to ship the drugs to Europe, she said.

She told reporters that Russian and Argentine police had decided to mount a sting operation after the Russian ambassador informed them of the drugs find in December 2016.

"The cocaine was replaced by flour and monitoring devices were placed to monitor delivery" of the 16 bags of the drug, Bullrich said. She said the sting had resulted in the arrest of five suspects -- two in Argentina and three in Russia.....

 
 
 

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