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Shipment bound for Belgium

Ecuador: 2.5 tons of cocaine found in container with bananas

This weekend, Ecuadorian police have seized 2.5 tons of cocaine, found in a container with bananas about to be sent to Belgium from the south-west port city of Guayaquil in Ecuador. “Two tons and 458 kilograms of cocaine were seized,” the police of Ecuador wrote on its Twitter account, which also displayed a video showcasing the seized drugs.

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The drugs had been divided into 2,461 packets of cocaine hidden among the bananas, one of the country’s main exports. During the inspection and discovery of the cocaine, one person was also immediately arrested. In 2021, Ecuador seized a record of 210 tons of drugs, mostly cocaine, and has already confiscated more than 70 tons since the beginning of this year.


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