Three countries unite to combat fruit drug ring
The international operation labelled 'Yoses' began in late-2010, helping the European country detain 20 people and seize 204kg (449.7lbs) of the drug. The story reported the drugs ring was coordinated from Costa Rica.
A spate of similar cases have come out recently with origins in other parts of Latin America, such as Ecuador and Colombia.
Ecuador's narcotics police recently found 1.3 metric tons (MT) of cocaine hidden in pineapple and banana shipments, while a US$30 million stash of marijuana was found in a truck carrying bananas in Colombia.
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Photo: El País / Ministerio del Interior