Monday, February 9, 2009

Shipment of cocaine to Romania stopped in Brazil

Monday, February 9, 2009

BUCHAREST, Romania: The U.S. Embassy in Romania says almost 4 tons of cocaine in containers bound for Romania were seized in the Brazilian port city of Paranagua.

A statement from the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest says the cocaine was concealed in a wood shipment.

The statement released Monday says the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency worked together with Brazil's federal police on the operation leading to the drug seizure on Feb. 5.

It says Romanian authorities provided intelligence after Romanian police discovered 1.2 tons of cocaine on a vessel moored in a Black Sea port and arrested four people. The containers with drugs had come from Paranagua and were registered as a timber shipment.

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