900 kilos of cocaine seized on top of a mountain

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Seizure of 900 kilos of cocaine on top of a mountain in South America.

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Suriname police seized 900 kilograms of cocaine and arrested a Cuban during an operation at the top of one of the highest mountains in the small South American country, police said Thursday.

The man was in charge of monitoring cocaine at an airfield on the Tafelberg plateau in the Central Nature Reserve, where police intervened on Wednesday.

The drugs had probably been deposited on the spot by a plane, according to the investigators.

Suriname President Chan Santokhi said the law enforcement operation followed an agreement with Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali to collaborate in drug operations.

“This is the first result of this cooperation based on excellent information sharing,” said Mr. Santokhi.

“We have seized the drugs and other items, but we must also arrest those responsible for the supply,” he added.