January 5, 2017 / 10:34 AM / 9 months ago

Cocaine disguised as flour seized in Djibouti

DJIBOUTI, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Djibouti police found 500 kg of cocaine disguised as flour in a shipment from Brazil - in what authorities said on Thursday was their biggest seizure of the drug.

Prosecutor Maki Omar Abdoulkader said the cocaine, with a street value of 1 billion Djibouti francs ($5.62 million), had been discovered at the main port - a major hub for the Horn of Africa.

$1 = 177.8000 Djibouti francs Reporting by Abdourahim Arteh; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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