More than 300 kilograms of marijuana were found this Saturday inside an abandoned vehicle in the Corrientes town of San Cosme, sources from the Argentine National Gendarmerie reported.

The procedure was carried out by gendarmes from squad 48 “Corrientes” who carried out vehicle controls in the Fixed Patrol “Paso de la Patria”, at kilometer 1,056 of national route 12.

Under these circumstances, they observed a Peugeot 307 vehicle, whose driver made a “U” turn to evade the checkpoint.

As a result, the uniformed officers began a controlled monitoring of the car in the direction of the town of San Cosme, where they finally found the vehicle without occupants and with the doors locked after carrying out a rake, at kilometer 1,061 of said route.

According to the information, the 11th Federal Prosecutor’s Office of Corrientes authorized the opening of the vehicle, where the agents later found nylon bundles in the back seats and in the trunk, which contained 367 rectangular packages with marijuana, whose total weight was 301 kilos. 339 grams.

The intervening judge ordered the seizure of the drug shipment and the car.

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