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Last Updated: Saturday, 10 May, 2003, 03:00 GMT 04:00 UK
Peruvian held for drugs haul

Police in Peru have arrested a man and confiscated more than 180 kilograms of cocaine at the airport of the capital, Lima.

The drugs were found in a storage room of the Chilean airline, LAN Chile.

An airline official alerted the police when he noticed irregularities during the loading of cargo for a flight to Canada.

Police officers found the cocaine in about a dozen metal tubes which they say had been addressed to a non-existent company in Toronto.

The detained man, who police say is Peruvian, is being questioned about possible accomplices.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service


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