Thursday, 17 September 2009

Colombia finds $11 million dollars in container:

Colombian customs agents have seized $11.3 million in cash from a shipping container in the nation's largest port last week. National Customs Director Nestor Diaz confirmed that it was the largest haul ever found at any Colombian port. The money was hidden in a cargo of ammonium sulfate that arrived in Buenaventura from Mexico. Diaz refused to identify the company that shipped the container: both Colombia and Mexico are notorious for cocaine smuggling, and observers fear that the ongoing drugs war in Mexico is prompting new routes for the shipment of money and cocaine to be opened up. Carcol radio reported that the cash was stashed in plastic bags each of which contained nearly $700,000. Police say that the container originated in Manzanillo, Mexico's busiest Pacific coast port.



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