Italy seizes 3 tons of cocaine found in cargo of banana puree coming from Costa RicaChristian Fernsby ▼ | March 13, 2020
Costa Rica's Minister of Public Security, Michael Soto, stated that on February 27 they notified French authorities about a cargo of 3 tons of cocaine hidden in a shipment of mashed bananas for export that left from the province of Limon to the port of Marseille.
Drugs in Italy Minister of Public Security, Michael Soto
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According to Michael Soto, the Drug Control Police (PCD) contacted French authorities after obtaining confidential information regarding the smuggled narcotics in a container with export merchandise.
The Italian and French authorities initiated a series of investigations to establish how many times a similar cargo from Costa Rica had entered these countries, according to international media reports. ■