Huge cocaine shipment swapped with salt to catch traffickers

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Largest drugs haul in country in 25 years comes after sting operation involving Colombia and Spain

Italian police have taken possession of more than two tonnes of cocaine in the largest drugs seizure in the country in 25 years, after a sting operation involving three other nations across two continents.

The drugs, discovered in 60 bags in a cargo container at the Port of Genoa, have a total value of €500m (£436m) and were found with the help of the British, Colombian and Spanish police.

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