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Chile, Argentina Main Destinations For Pot Seized In Bolivia

first_imgBy Dialogo March 17, 2010 Some 60 percent of the marijuana seized in Bolivia is bound for Chile, while another large portion is bound for Argentina and the rest goes to domestic use, a high-level government official said Wednesday. Deputy Social Defense Minister Felipe Caceres, who is in charge of anti-drug operations, revealed the figures in an interview with the ATB television network. “The majority of the marijuana confiscated by our intelligence operations, nearly 60 percent, is destined for Chile, while part goes to Argentina and some remains in the country,” Caceres said. Bolivian security forces have seized 427 tons of marijuana and 4.2 tons of cocaine so far this year, the deputy social defense minister said. Bolivia ranks No. 3 in the world in terms of marijuana seizures, trailing only Afghanistan and Morocco, Caceres said, adding that the Andean nation was not the third-largest pot grower in the world. Bolivia seized 1,937 tons of marijuana in 2009, up from the 1,150 tons seized a year earlier. In 2000, only 3.7 tons of the illegal drug were seized in the Andean nation. The Bolivian government has accused the United States of not being interested in eradicating marijuana crops and focusing only on coca, the raw material for cocaine.last_img read more


Three Congolese players killed in crash

first_imgThree players of DR Congo top flight club DC Motema Pembe (DCMP) were killed in a car accident on Friday in Kinshasa, the local authorities told reporters.International goalkeeper Guelor Dibulana, strikers Hugues Muyenge and Mozart Mwanza were returning from a prayer service at their local church Saint-Dominique in Kinshasa in preparation for Easter when their car was hit by a truck.Their team mate Mbindi, who was driving, survived, alongside another passenger, but both sustained grave injuries, according to hospital reports.DCMP were to face AS Vita Club on Easter Sunday in the third match day of the Linafoot – the DR Congo domestic division one league. It is unclear whether the fixture will be postponed.The club’s management refused to take questions from supersports.com, saying it was too early to make any statement.last_img read more