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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:24 PM

Venezuela seizes 20 tons of liquid cocaine

Source: Global Post

Venezuela seizes 20 tons of liquid cocaine
Venezuelan authorities seized 20 tons of liquid cocaine aboard a ship headed for Mexico.
Jill LangloisJune 27, 2012 11:19

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The drugs were found as the ship was preparing to leave from a port in the northwestern state of Zulia, according to EFE. An inspection of the ship led to tests that detected the presence of liquid cocaine in four of the containers, which were going to Veracruz, Mexico.

"We are now ... analyzing the percentage of purity in each of the containers and the quantity of liquid cocaine they were trying to take to Mexico," Interior Minister Tareck el Aissami said, describing the seizure as one of the largest in Venezuelan history.

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EFE also reported that three people were arrested during the search, including one Colombian national, and that authorities are continuing with "other searches" in connection with the case.

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GlobalPost recently reported on the accusation that the Zetas have been laundering drug money through a US horse racing operation. Seven members of the cartel were arrested during raids earlier this month on stables in New Mexico and a horse ranch in Oklahoma. Another seven members were named in an indictment, but were not arrested.

Read more: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/120627/venezuela-seizes-20-tons-liquid-cocaine

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:53 PM

1. The US War on Drugs drug cartel is going to be pissed Venezuela stole their product! nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:23 PM

3. Or maybe they'll trade for bootleg assault rifles. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:14 PM

2. They seem to be doing a better job of the war against drugs than the US.

 

Time for the Chavez haters to carp about how this doesn't matter and it will only make the cartel angry.

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Response to nanabugg (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:36 PM

4. A better job than the US AND the Colombians, IMO. nt

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