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Argentine authorities seize nearly 8 tonnes of marijuana

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Argentine authorities seize nearly 8 tonnes of marijuana – Jan 3, 2017

Argentine authorities say they seized 7.9 tons of marijuana from a boat on Friday, the biggest seizure of its kind in 2016.

During a Monday press conference in Buenos Aires, Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said the smuggler’s method was to hide “behind an international flag.”

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Authorities seized the boat, which was coming from Paraguay, on Dec. 30 when it was traveling through the Parana River, which flows into the La Plata River, a natural border between Argentina and Uruguay.

Nine people were detained during the operation.

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