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Pakistan seizes drugs worth at least $30 million

Updated at: 07/12/2013 6:35 AM
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(AP) ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani government says it has seized hashish and cocaine worth at least $30 million in a joint operation with Belgian authorities.

Pakistan’s Anti Narcotics Force said in a statement Friday that it seized 3,000 kilograms (6,600 pounds) of hashish transported from Afghanistan and headed for Belgium. The drugs were packed in cartons and concealed in white towels as a cover for export.

Pakistani authorities also seized 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of cocaine being smuggled from South America in a container.

The statement said three foreigners were arrested. It did not give their nationalities.

The value of the drugs was estimated at between $30 million and $46.5 million.

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