3 Tons of Cocaine Hidden In Container of Rice Seized at Port of Montevideo
November 20: Customs officials in Uruguay reportedly seized approx. 3 tons of cocaine on Wednesday, November 20 at the port of Montevideo. The cocaine was reportedly concealed in a container carrying rice, and had been shipped from Paraguay with a stopover in Tenerife (Canary Islands.) The seizure comes within weeks of Uruguay Customs increasing their surveillance system at the port of Montevideo.