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Photograph of the seizure released by Bolivian officials

Photograph of the seizure released by Bolivian officials

Photograph of the seizure released by Bolivian officials

BOLIVIAN-based drug traffickers tried to send a consignment of cocaine to Ireland hidden amongst a box containing baby clothes and decorations for a christening.

The package was stopped from reaching Ireland after anti-narcotics dog Rous sniffed it during a routine patrol at out at Jorge Wilstermann airport in Cochabamba last Wednesday..

The Bolivian Special Force to Combat Drug Trafficking inspected the package and discovered cocaine had been camouflaged on the back and sides of box.

Subsequent tests revealed the package contained 668 grams of cocaine.

The package also contained baby shoes and clothing along with items for a christening which were due to be sent by air to an address in Ireland.

Drug mules are regularly sent from South American countries including Bolivia to Ireland but the impact of Covid 19 on travel has meant traffickers have increased their use of cargo networks to transport drugs in 2020.

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