All cargo seized by Gendarmerie
The operation was baptized as “White Cement” because of how the drugs were hidden and reached its turning point this Monday at dawn, after several months of investigation by the NOA Operational Group to Fight Organized Crime and the Fiscal Unit of Salta, by Rafael Toranzo. It was the Gendarmerie that found almost half a ton of cocaine hidden inside the hopper of a truck on National Route 34, near the border between the provinces of Tucumán and Santiago del Estero.
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According to sources in the case confided to Infobae, in the last few hours the investigators managed to “obtain information to determine different modus operandi for the transport of large quantities of narcotics that entered the country through illegal passages.”
The narcotics, after being collected, were transferred to different urban centers. The truth is that this Sunday night, gendarmes belonging to the “Burruyacu” group, dependent on Squadron 55 of Tucumán, found the shipment.
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Supported with information provided by the NOA Operational Group to Fight Organized Crime and the Information Gathering Unit of Santiago del Estero, and after being deployed in the RN34 road corridor; At the border with Tucumán, one of the investigated vehicles was detected, the sources of the case said.
Loading cement from the truck and searching for drugs
And they expanded: “It was a large truck dedicated to transporting bulk cement.” Precisely, inside the compartments, covered by a large amount of cement, 16 packages containing 396 rectangular packages of cocaine were detected. The total weight of the shipment was 418 kilos and 210 grams.
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After the discovery of the narcotics, homes in the North of the country were raided. Squad 53 Jujuy and the Complex Crimes Judicial Procedures Unit of that province were in charge.
One of the bricks hidden in the cement
“They seized bulletproof vests from the Córdoba Police, weapons, 13 thirteen vehicles, among which there were three large trucks, cell phones and other elements of interest to the case,” highlighted the sources consulted.
All of this led to the arrest of the suspects linked to the case: among them is the truck driver who was carrying almost half a ton of cocaine and his companion. “They were part of a criminal organization with great logistics and capacity to send large loads of drugs,” they said.
Gendarmerie seized the drugs
All were at the disposal of the Federal Justice of the province of Salta.
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