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Benin Seizes 405 Kilograms of Cocaine in Cotonou, Police Says

June 09, 2011

June 9 (Bloomberg) -- Authorities in Benin seized 405 kilograms (893 pounds) of cocaine at the port in the commercial capital of Cotonou, according to local police.

The drug was of Brazilian origin and had passed through Oman and Togo before being intercepted in Benin yesterday, police spokesman Emile Florent Djimasse told reporters in the city today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Serge-David Zoueme in Porto Novo at zsergedavid@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alastair Reed at areed12@bloomberg.net


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