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Peruvian security forces seize cocaine cargo

Christian Fernsby |
Peruvian security forces seized a shipment of cocaine in the central Andean region of Junin, local media reported, citing a report from the Peruvian National Police.

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According to the report, the cache of 410 bricks of cocaine hidden in 11 polyethylene bags was seized on Tuesday in the remote town of Selva de Oro, in Satipo province, some 434 km east of Lima.

The police also arrested five suspects transporting the cargo in two trucks.

The seizure came a week after authorities confiscated 1,098 kg of cocaine carried in the port of Paita, on Peru's north coast.

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