Peru police seize $250k worth of cocaine in Loreto

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Members of Peru’s anti-drug taskforce intercepted 40 kilograms of cocaine, and detained 3 people, in the city of Requena, in Loreto.

According to Peru21, the 3 suspects were traveling aboard a ‘moto-taxi’, and were presumably attempting to transport the drug to either Colombia or Brazil, where their cargo would have been worth $250,000.

The same amount of cocaine, police said, could sell for close to $1 million in Europe.

Anti-drug chief of police Jorge Angulo Tejada, said over 2 tons of drugs had been seized in the region this year.

Peru has increasingly become a global source for the production and export of cocaine.

>In April >Peruvian authorities found 1,686 kilograms of cocaine (worth about $84 million), hidden in banana containers on a ship destined for Belgium.

>Last month authorities countered claims that Peru had officially surpassed Colombia as the >world’s largest producer of cocaine.

Members of Peru’s anti-drug taskforce intercepted 40 kilograms of cocaine, and detained 3 people, in the city of Requena, in Loreto.

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