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Police seize 1,300 lb of cocaine destined for US

Posted at 1:52 PM, Mar 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-27 13:52:02-04

PERU (CNN) -  Peru authorities seized more than a half ton of cocaine destined for the United States.

Police found close to 1,300 pounds of cocaine were found in a tanker truck, packed in 526 brick-style packages.

Five people were detained, including the driver of the tanker and its owner.

Authorities also confiscated three pickup trucks and a motorcycle.

Police traced the drugs to a criminal gang dedicated to gathering narcotics from different parts of the country for export.

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