Skip to comments.Argentina crematorium burns Russian cocaine haul
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.
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It is still unclear why the suspects waited so long to move the drugs.
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.
I think it’s pretty clear why they waited.
Dave wasn’t there.
14 months! I hope the flour wasn’t all wormy.
The Hildabeast lost...
“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.
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