The Washington Post | 9/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
Nation Digest: U.S. Says Millions Were Seized From Smugglers
Sept 29--U.S., Colombian and Mexican customs agents in one week this month seized more than $41 million in cash being smuggled between the ports of Manzanillo, Mexico, and Buenaventura, Colombia, officials said Monday.
Agents uncovered three shipments of roughly $11 million each on Sept. 9, 10 and 11, opening cargo containers aboard a ship bound from Manzanillo to Buenaventura and searching containers and vessels in Buenaventura and at Manzanillo, officials said. Authorities seized $7 million more on Sept. 14 and Sept. 18 in containers originating from or arriving in Manzanillo.
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