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Smuggled goods worth $15 mn seized in Colombia

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.

world Updated: May 08, 2010 09:05 IST
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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 in Bogota in the capital city, were seized, the national police said on Friday.

The shipment of contraband was part of an asset-laundering operation, police said.