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Four Mexican drug traffickers arrested in Argentina with 2,000 kilos of cocaine

June 19, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Four Mexican drug traffickers arrested in Argentina with 2,000 kilos of cocaine

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Authorities in Argentina busted four Mexican drug traffickers with a massive cargo containing 1,800 kilograms of cocaine on Sunday.

Anti-narcotics agents in the South American Country intercepted the drugs during an operation in the city of Bahía Blanca, located 650 kilometers south of Buenos Aires.

Official sources said the suspects concealed the cocaine inside giant steel reels discovered in a warehouse, located in an industrial part of the city.

Authorities in Argentina presented the seizure to the press following the operation

Investigators believe the suspects intended to ship the cocaine overseas to Barcelona Spain and Canada.

The cocaine had an estimated value of $50 million U.S. dollars.

According to La Jornada, Police arrested two of the Mexican drug traffickers on Sunday at a shopping mall located in the heart of Bahía Blanca.

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Two of the four Mexican drug traffickers were caught on surveillance footage before their arrest on Sunday

Police also carried out raids on several homes throughout the city, arresting eleven additional suspects, all of whom are Argentinian citizens, including a customs broker and two well-known entrepreneurs, who live in Bahia Blanca.

Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich stressed through her Twitter account that police action was part of an overall effort to dismantle an international narcotics network operating in the country.

Law enforcement officials said the four Mexican detainees are part of a drug trafficking organization based in Michoacan, Mexico.

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