In four years Cuba thwarted 35 cases of international drug trafficking at its airports
From January 2003 to the first semester of this year, Cuba thwarted 35 cases of international drug trafficking at its airports, seizing 60 kilograms of drugs, local press reported Friday.
As part of operations by specialized forces of the interior ministry and the Republic's General Customs, 49 people from 23 countries have been arrested, Granma daily highlighted.
The publication mentioned the case of a young Peruvian woman who was carrying 734 grams of cocaine in a tube in her vagina.
After her arrest, the woman confessed she was offered 1,000 dollars for carrying the drug.
Aware of the increase of drug trafficking via airports in the Caribbean, Cuba has improved training of anti-narcotics forces, as well as drug detection systems, with the acquisition of new technology, the daily stressed.
Source: Prensa Latina