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Argentina crematorium burns Russian cocaine haul
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Posted on 08/22/2018 2:13:28 PM PDT by ameribbean expat

In 2016, the ex Russian ambassador alerted Argentine officials to 12 suitcases found hidden in an embassy annex. The problem? They were packed full of drugs.

After the tip-off, Argentine police got into the room with an embassy key in the dead of night, and replaced the cocaine with flour. They also tagged the cases with GPS tracking devices.

The plan was to wait for the owners to collect their cases, then swoop.

But police were in for a very long wait, as Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich explained.

"The operation took 14 months and at one point we thought that they wouldn't come for their cargo, that they realised that someone was under suspicion. But everything went well," she said, quoted by Russia's Tass news agency.

A year later, the cases arrived in Moscow, and arrests followed. It is still unclear why the suspects waited so long to move the drugs.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: argentina; cartels; drug; russia

1 posted on 08/22/2018 2:13:28 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: ameribbean expat

It is still unclear why the suspects waited so long to move the drugs.

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Perhaps the suspects wee in jail during that time. Perhaps the heat was too hot, they waited till (they thought) things had cooled down.

In any event - cool story.


2 posted on 08/22/2018 2:17:29 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: ameribbean expat

I think it’s pretty clear why they waited.


3 posted on 08/22/2018 2:18:12 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death by cults.)
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To: Jonty30

Dave wasn’t there.


4 posted on 08/22/2018 2:20:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

LOL!....................


5 posted on 08/22/2018 2:29:07 PM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon.......Timelines change. Aug 16)
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To: ameribbean expat

14 months! I hope the flour wasn’t all wormy.


6 posted on 08/22/2018 2:37:12 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

The Hildabeast lost...


7 posted on 08/22/2018 2:56:24 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (I speak hyperbolically)
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To: ameribbean expat

“said they were trying to export speciality coffee from Argentina.”

The reason Juan Valdez can show up at your kitchen window at sunrise with a smile on his face.


8 posted on 08/22/2018 2:56:53 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Consensus isn't science.)
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To: ameribbean expat

MY STASH..!


9 posted on 08/22/2018 6:57:07 PM PDT by Stormy_2021 (It's like a koala bear crapped a rainbow in my brain...)
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