Smuggled goods worth $15 mn seized in Colombia

Posted by on May 8th, 2010 and filed under Crime/Disaster/Accident, International. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Bogota, May 8 (IANS/EFE) Colombian authorities have seized 29.35 billion pesos ($14.6 million) worth of smuggled goods from the country’s free-trade zone near Panama, officials said.

The raid took place on a ship in Colombia’s main Pacific port of Buenaventura. Six 20-tonne containers, in which liquor, cigarettes, candies, shoes, perfumes, toys and office equipment and other merchandise were stored to be sold here in the capital city, were seized, the national police said Friday.

The shipment of contraband was part of an asset-laundering operation, police said.

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