Italian police hit Colombian drug gang, seize tonnes of cocaine

Baku, June 7, AZERTAC

Italian police have seized 4.3 tonnes of cocaine with a street value of 240 million euros, dealing a heavy blow to the Colombian Clan del Golfo drugs gang, investigators said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.

Police said it was one of the largest such seizures in Europe and came at the end of an international investigation that resulted in arrest warrants being issued for 38 people in six countries: Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, the Netherlands and Colombia.

The investigation lasted more than a year and involved both the Colombian judiciary and U.S. Homeland Security. Besides the cocaine, police also confiscated 1.85 million euros in cash.

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