Smuggled goods worth $15 mn seized in Colombia

May 8th, 2010 - 8:48 am ICT by IANS  

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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