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Capital: Santiago  •  Currency:  Chilean peso  •  President: Michelle Bachelet  •  Population: 17.62 million (2013) World Bank •  Country code‎: ‎+56

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February 21, 2017

 

Chilean Cops Slam Traffickers With Two Major Drug Raids

 

In Monday’s raid, Feb. 20, a total of 633 kilos (1,394 lbs.) of processed marijuana, valued at some $1.5 million, was seized by Chile’s Carabinero militarized police after six months of tracking a drug-trafficking gang, officials reported. The drug shipment was confiscated after a chase down the Panamerican Highway near the city of La Serena, at some 470 kilometers (290 miles) north of Santiago, where the smugglers in their attempt to escape abandoned a van in which the stash was hidden.

 

Police managed to arrest the gang leader, identified as G.S.M.G., 38, who has a long police record that includes robbery with violence, aggravated assault against a police officer, drug trafficking and illegal possession of firearms. His colleague, C.N.C.I., 20, was also arrested. The total amounts confiscated were 2,350,650 doses of cocaine base and 56,040 doses of cannabis sativa, found in 215 paper containers, altogether valued at some $4.1 million.

 

“The police investigation made it possible to dismantle a criminal organization that brought in drugs from Bolivia,” said the head of the Antinarcotics Brigade, Commissioner Marcelo Chepillo, adding that those who financed the operation or were either suppliers or collaborators “are all in preventive custody.”

 

Two raids, two gangs dismantled, a total of $5.6 million lost to the illegal drug trade, all in a day’s work for Chilean police.

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