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Suriname authorities seize record amount of cocaine at port


  • World
  • Thursday, 10 Jan 2019

PARAMARIBO (Reuters) - Authorities in Suriname have made their largest ever seizure of cocaine, found hidden in containers filled with rice waiting to be exported from a port in capital Paramaribo, the small South American country's top law enforcement official said on Wednesday.

Local media reported that at least 2,300 kilograms (5,070 pounds) of cocaine had been found. In an interview with local radio station ABC, Prosecutor General Roy Baidjnath Panday declined to confirm the exact amount, but said it was likely "well above a thousand to at least two thousand" kilograms.

   

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