$250 Million of Cocaine Seized at South Korean Port of Taean

August 28: Police said Wednesday that they have seized more than 100 kilograms of cocaine smuggled into the Port of Taean.

According to the Korea Coast Guard, police found 100.764kg of cocaine ― worth roughly 300 billion won ($250 million) ― hidden in plastic bags on a ship that entered the port on Sunday.

The ship, loaded with coal, left Colombia on July 7 and stopped in Singapore on the way to Korea, police said.

Police said they tracked the ship after receiving information from the United States Coast Guard about the illegal drug.

Police are now interrogating the ship’s 20 Filipino crew members to find out whether any of them colluded in the alleged crime.

Source: Korea Times / Jung Min-ho

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