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Sunday June 2, 2013

Guatemalan Police Confiscate Over a Ton of Cocaine

Guatemalan Police Confiscate Over a Ton of Cocaine

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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.