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Published:June 1st, 2007 05:57 EST
10 suspects held following cocaine seizure in Haiti

10 suspects held following cocaine seizure in Haiti

By SOP newswire

Working with the Haitian National Police, officers from the United Nations mission in the country have helped to seize 420 kilogrammes of cocaine and take in 10 suspects.

Five Haitian policemen, three civilians and two Colombians were taken by UN military escort to a central judicial office in Port-au-Prince, the capital, during yesterday's operation, according to the UN Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

Fourteen packages holding 420 kilogrammes of cocaine were taken from three vehicles headed to the capital from Petit Goâve, said MINUSTAH in a news release, adding that the substance will be sent to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

The operation was carried out in the framework of fighting the illicit drug trade in Haiti, which has become a significant transit point, the mission said.