Guyana officials seize drugs destined for Nigeria

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Associated Press

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 29 at 8:06 PM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Authorities in Guyana say they have seized more than 350 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a shipment of soap destined for Nigeria.

The South American country's revenue authority says police and customs agents found the drugs Thursday in a shipping container filled with soap powder that was stored on a ship set to sail for the West African nation next week.

Police have arrested several suspects but declined to disclose more specifics.

Also Thursday, two men in Guyana were charged with attempting to traffic $7 million worth of cocaine concealed in exports of coconut milk destined for the southern African nation of Mozambique.

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