Liberia in record cocaine seizure


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Liberia in record cocaine seizure

Men near drums full of cocaine on ship. Some suggested throwing the drugs into the sea. Barrels containing about 2.5 tonnes of cocaine have been seized from a ship off the coast of Liberia. It is the single largest drug seizure in the country’s history, according to maritime officials. The ship, the Blue Atlantic, was spotted on the high seas on Thursday by a French military vessel, which intercepted and towed it to the port. South American cartels are increasingly trying to send their drugs to Europe through West Africa. The BBC’s Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia says that Liberian security officials at first did not know what to do with haul.

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