Steve October 22, 2020

Source: International Business Times

By Wesley Dockery

10/21/20 AT 8:25 PM

Paraguayan police on Tuesday confiscated a record amount of cocaine concealed in a charcoal shipment. The 2.3 tons of cocaine was the largest drug haul ever seized in the South American nation and is estimated to be worth $500 million.

The drugs were found in a container near the capital, Asuncion. Authorities have already arrested two people involved in the drug smuggling operation.

There were also five other containers in the shipment still being searched. The final cocaine haul could be more than three tons, according to Paraguay’s interior minister.

The charcoal shipment had Israel as its final destination. The shipment was also scheduled to make stops in Buenos Aires and Antwerp, Belgium.

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