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More than 600 kg of cocaine were seized in Guatemala on a ship that came from Panama, Guatemalan prosecutor's office tweeted.

The Prosecutor's Office for drug-related crimes, in cooperation with the police, completed the inspection of two containers, finding a total of 616 packages of cocaine, the statement said.

The consignment of drugs was hidden inside two containers aboard a ship that entered the port of Santo Tomas de Castilla on the country's Caribbean coast.

More than 13.6 tons of cocaine were seized in Guatemala last year. The largest amount of this drug in the country was seized in 2019: then more than 19 tons of cocaine were confiscated from smugglers.

Drug traffickers often use Guatemalan territory to transport drug shipments to the United States. For transportation, they most often use boats and light aircraft.

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