Venezuela seizes 2 tons of cocaine hidden at port
CARACAS — A Venezuelan police official says security forces have seized two tons of cocaine that was intended to be smuggled to the Netherlands.
Federal Police Chief Wilmer Flores Trosel says the drugs were hidden in two bulldozers at a port in the central state of Carabobo.
An Information Ministry statement released Saturday quotes Trosel as saying the bulldozers sat in the port for about five months because they didn't have the required export documents.
Because of its proximity to cocaine-producing gangs in Colombia, Venezuela has become one of the most important routes for smuggling drugs to the United States and Europe.
March 14 2010