Photo: Drug bust in Guatemala
Drug enforcement agents seized 1,048 kilos of cocaine hidden in a van in Puerto Quetzal, a city in the southern Guatemalan province of Escuintla, but no arrests were made, a police spokesman said Sunday.
The cocaine arrived in the Central American country from Guayaquil, Ecuador, and was to be delivered to a Guatemalan company, a National Civilian Police, or PNC, spokesman told Efe.
The drugs were found Saturday packed in plastic bags hidden in a shipment of tile.
“The shipment came from the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil and was destined for a transportation company in Mixco (west of the capital) that we are investigating,” the PNC spokesman said.
The cocaine was discovered during a routine inspection by drug enforcement agents in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala’s main Pacific port.