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March 11, 2008
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Cocaine seized at Vienna airport

By The Associated Press

VIENNA, Austria — Police at Vienna's Schwechat International Airport say they have seized more than 2 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $3 million.

Authorities say the drugs were intercepted on Jan. 17 and that three suspects -- two men and a woman from the Dominican Republic -- were arrested. Investigators kept the case quiet until Tuesday's announcement.

Police say the cocaine was stashed in bottles and containers.

Authorities say the arrests point to a lucrative narcotics trade in Austria.

They say that since 2006, nearly 200 pounds of cocaine worth $138 million have been smuggled into Austria.






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