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Turkey still waits for Colombia to provide information about massive cocaine bust

Christian Fernsby |
Colombia has not yet answered Turkey's request for information concerning a massive cocaine stash seized in a Turkey bound ship last year, Ankara has announced.

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"Our close cooperation with Colombia's narcotics unit continues. However, our request for legal cooperation has not yet been answered by Colombia's judicial authorities," the General Directorate of Security said on Twitter.

In June 2020, nearly five tons of cocaine were seized in a ship in Colombia's Buenaventura port.

Cocaine smuggling between Colombia and Turkey was at the center of the allegations of Sedat Peker.

In the seventh episode of his online confessions on May 23, Peker accused former and incumbent government officials to organize cocaine smuggling between Colombia, Venezuela and Turkey.

After Peker's claims, hundreds of kilograms of cocaine were seized in Turkey's ports on multiple occasions. The recipients of the packages have not been disclosed by the authorities.

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