Mexican police find Cuban cocaine at airport

Mexican police at the international airport in Cancun seized a shipment of 22 pounds (10 kilograms) of cocaine found in a suitcase that arrived aboard a flight from Cuba, authorities reported on Tuesday.

The drugs were packed into a suitcase that was being shipped from the Cuban resort of Varadero, and was apparently destined for Brussels, Belgium, the Public Safety Department said in a statement. Police sniffer dogs detected the drugs during a routine inspection of incoming luggage. No arrests were immediately reported in the case. Drug use in Cuba is relatively minor when compared with other Caribbean nations. But authorities in the communist-run nation have become increasingly concerned about the use of the island as a transshipment point for drugs bound for other countries, reports the AP. I.L.

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