LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Italian Police have seized 2.7 tons of cocaine from a port in the southern region of Calabria.
Italy’s Guardia di Finanza Police said they estimated the drugs to have a street value of some €800 million ($870 million).
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The Police added that officers found 2,734kg of extremely pure cocaine in two 12-metre-long refrigerated containers hidden among 78 tons of bananas.
This took place in the port of Gioia Tauro, calling the operation a “record seizure.’’
The containers coming from Guayaquil in Ecuador were bound for Armenia and were due to go by the Georgian city of Batumi, the Guardia di Finanza said.