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Peru seizes 236 kg of cocaine destined for Belgium

Christian Fernsby |
Peru's security forces seized a shipment of 236 kilograms of cocaine at the port of the coastal province of Callao, the Anti-Drug Directorate of the National Police reported on Saturday.

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According to the police report, the drugs seized were discovered inside a container at the port's APM Terminals and were destined for the city of Antwerp in Belgium.

"Inside, four suitcases were found with a total of approximately 236 kilos of cocaine," explained the Anti-Drug Directorate.

According to prosecutor Ruben Quispe, the illicit shipment came from Bolivia, with a stopover in Chile, and was hidden in a shipment of gold and silver.

Officials noted that this shipment could bring in over 7 million euros (about 8.3 million U.S. dollars) in Europe.

During the first six months of 2021, the security forces seized more than four tons of cocaine in the country during various operations as part of the fight against international drug trafficking.

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