Drugs headed to Nigeria stopped in Argentina airport; Hidden in dredging machine

Posted on July 24, 2012 • Filed under: Africa, Argentina, Crime, Drug Activity, Latin America Aviation

Half a ton of cocaine intended to be shipped to Nigeria was discovered and confiscated at the Buenos Aires airport in Argentina. The customs staff, with the help of drug-sniffing dogs, found the cocaine during an inspection. The drugs were concealed in a dredging machine, Periodismo Vivo reports. The total weight of the shipment was 534 kilos at a value of 20 million euros. This seizure is the first incidence of a drug discovery travelling from Argentina to Africa. No arrests or suspects were reported. Read Article

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