Cocaine packed in toys, candy seized in Nicaragua

December 27th, 2010 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS  

Managua, Dec 27 (IANS/EFE) A total of 334 kg of cocaine, which entered Nicaragua hidden in a shipment of candy and toys, was seized during the Christmas weekend, officials said.The cocaine, reportedly from Costa Rica, was seized at the Penas Blancas border crossing in southern Nicaragua, judicial support director Glenda Zavala and National Police spokeswoman Vilma Reyes said in a joint statement.

The narcotic was inside 50 packages containing candy and 250 bags of toys and were being transported in a van with Guatemalan number plate and a truck registered in Nicaragua.

The drivers fled when police began to inspect the vehicles, the officials said.

–IANS/EFE
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