Bolivia seizes 1.5 tons of marijuana destined for Chile

Bolivia Police seized about 1.5 tons of marijuana, one of the biggest this year, that was destined for Chile and held that the drug was valued in international markets at $ 2.2 million, reported the government on Friday.

"Staff of the departmental head of Potosi (southwest) carried out the hijacking of 1,485 kilos 600 grams of marijuana," said Minister of Government (Interior), Carlos Romero, showing hundreds of packages in the form of bricks.

He added, according to the government news agency ABI- that "illegal goods in foreign markets have a cost of $ 2,227,500, taking into account that one kilo outside Bolivia is worth $1,500."

The seizure is one of the biggest this year.

In 2015 police seized near the border with Argentina 2.3 tons of marijuana, one of the greatest achievements in recent years.

According to a latest official data, Bolivia seized in 2014 a total of 171 tons of cannabis. While government...

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