Venezuelan soldiers seize 2.2 tons of cocaine
National Guardsmen intercepted the shipment of cocaine from Colombia in
Cabello, Venezuela's busiest port, located 150 kilometers (110 miles) from Caracas,
in a sting operation Saturday, Cmdr. Belisario Landis said.
Seven people -- one Colombian and six Venezuelans -- were arrested Saturday
believed to be members of an international drug trafficking gang, Landis said. The
cocaine was hidden inside bags of cement mix within a container in the port.
The shipment came from neighboring Colombia, the world's largest producer
illegal drugs, and was destined for Spain and Italy, Landis said.
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