Peruvian Police Seize Eight Tons of Drugs from January to April

first_img He specified that seizures in those two weeks totaled 1,571 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride, 267 kilos of cocaine base paste (CBP), and 186 kilos of marijuana. The police seized around eight tons of drugs in 3,862 operations from January to April, the anti-drug director of the Peruvian National Police (Dirandro), Walter Sánchez, told the press on April 23. At the same time, the police brought before the press 6 (5 of them foreigners) of the 28 ‘mules’ arrested at Jorge Chávez Airport between April 11 and 23 for trying to transport a total of 21 kilos of cocaine, in some cases having ingested it and in others with it hidden in their suitcases. “In only two weeks, police agents seized around 2,000 kilos of drugs and 12 tons of chemical raw materials, in operations carried out in different Peruvian cities,” he announced. By Dialogo April 26, 2012center_img “The fight against drugs is not stopping; it’s underway throughout the country,” General Sánchez specified upon displaying at Dirandro headquarters the substances seized in the last few weeks. Those presented at Dirandro headquarters were three Slovakians, one Russian woman, one Thai woman, and one Peruvian. He indicated that “in that period, the police succeeded in destroying 1,079 drug laboratories, and 72 pieces of real property and 125 vehicles used by drug traffickers were seized.” last_img

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