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Bacchus39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:08 PM
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Cocaine found on bus carrying Venezuelan militias
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110414/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/l...

CARACAS, Venezuela Police seized 66 pounds (30 kilograms) of cocaine aboard a bus transporting members of Venezuela's government-organized militias, authorities said Thursday.

Federal Police Chief Wilmer Flores Trosel said the cocaine was discovered when the bus was stopped on Wednesday near the presidential palace in Caracas, where the militia members were slated to participate in an event celebrating President Hugo Chavez's return to power following a 2002 coup.

Five suspects, including the bus driver and his assistant, were arrested, Flores Trosel said.

The suspected smugglers "thought they would get through without being discovered," Venezuela's state-run AVN news agency quoted Flores Trosel as saying. "They took advantage of the fact that militiamen were traveling inside the bus."

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