Authorities seize US$11 million cash from shipping container

Colombian customs agents say they seized $11.3 million in cash from a shipping container in Buenaventura, the nation’s largest cargo port.

National customs director Nestor Diaz says it is the most cash ever seized by police at a port in Colombia, which is a major source of cocaine trafficking. No arrests were reported.

Diaz said Wednesday the cash was hidden in a shipment of ammonium sulfate that arrived in the Pacific coast port of Buenaventura from Mexico. He didn’t identify the company that shipped the container.

Ammonium sulfate is a chemical product with various commercial uses. (AP)

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