Italy, Colombia, U.S. seize 11 tonnes of cocaine, arrest 33 people

June 30, 2016 2:48 PM

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ROME Italian, Colombian and U.S. police have seized 11 tonnes of cocaine and arrested 33 people from a mafia-linked ring which refined the drug in the jungles of Colombia and smuggled it out in containers of tropical fruits.

Most of the cocaine was seized in Colombia, Franco Roberti, head of Italy's national anti-mafia department, said at a news conference with Colombian and U.S. drug agents.

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