Venezuelan Police Seize One Ton of Cocaine in Drug Raid

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Venezuelan official says authorities have confiscated one ton of cocaine in a drug smuggling raid.

Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami says two rogue police officers accused of helping the smugglers were killed during the seizure at an undisclosed location.

El Aissami says a narcotics officer was injured. It was not clear from his comments Saturday when the raid took place.

El Aissami also said Venezuela is seizing more drugs than ever before. The United States has criticized Venezuela's anti-drug efforts.

The country is a shipping point for Colombian drugs bound for the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean.