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Police seize 230 kg of cocaine in Italian port city

Drugs worth 46 million euros hidden on cargo ship

09 January, 11:51
Police seize 230 kg of cocaine in Italian port city (ANSA) - Gioia Tauro (Reggio Calabria), January 9 - About 230 kilograms of pure cocaine were seized from a container ship in the port of Gioia Tauro in southern Italy, police said Thursday.

The cocaine, with a street value of about 46 million euros, was found in seven tote bags headed for Saudi Arabia and Spain on a cargo ship arriving from Chile, police said.

Customs officials using scanners at the port - one of the largest in Italy and located near the toe of the peninsula - discovered the suspicious cargo, police said.

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