Gendarmerie officers from the Rafaela Road Safety Squadron discovered more than 600 kilos of coca leaves, which were traveling hidden in a shipment of beans. The discovery occurred within the framework of a vehicle control operation, which the gendarmes carried out on kilometer 225 of national route 34, in the jurisdiction of the city of Rafaela.
It was in this context when the progress of a cargo transport, driven by an adult man, from the city of Embarcacin (Salta) that was traveling to the town of Tapiales (Buenos Aires) was stopped.
When inspecting the truck and trailer, the gendarmes found 27 rectangular packages with a total of 621 kilos of coca leaves. Additionally, among the driver’s belongings they found 702,800 Argentine pesos.
The Court and the Federal Prosecutor’s Office of Rafaela intervened, guiding the preparation of the corresponding records, the seizure of the merchandise, cash and a cell phone.
Likewise, the citizen involved, who was the driver of the vehicle, will remain detained at the disposal of the magistrate.