Yemen Seizes Largest Stash of Cocaine Shipped from Brazil, Report
[Yemen Post] Yemen seized on Tuesday a large stash of drugs which was shipped from Brazil amid thriving trade of drugs and arms in the country, the state news agency Saba reported.
"The authorities at the Hodeida seaport seized the 115 kg of cocaine coming from Brazil, which were concealed inside one of 120 containers of sugar," the agency quoted a security source as saying.
"The drugs quantities appeared suspicious, and while the authorities were checking the sugar cargo, they found the cocaine inside four sports bags inside the container," the source said.
"The largest ever stash in decades was seized after the provincial anti-drugs office discovered the products--made like soaps-- were cocaine".
In recent weeks, the Yemeni authorities have seized several arms cargoes, mainly pistols, in the western port city of Hodeida and the southern port city of Aden and large quantities of domestic and foreign drugs in other cities including the capital Sanaa.
The thriving trade of drugs and arms has been blamed on security disorder coinciding with persistent unrest even as the country is continuing to implement a West-backed power-transfer deal.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-20