first_img Colombia denies rumored outbreak of TR4 in the cou … July 25 , 2018 EU-Mercosur trade deal increases risk of banana ov … Colombia: TR4 suspected on two banana farms … A 354-kilogram haul of cocaine has been discovered hidden in a banana consignment at an Ecuadorian port, local publication El Comercio [in Spanish] reports.The load was bound for Russia and was discovered at the Port of Guayaquil on July 21 by a National Police anti-drug unit. center_img During a routine inspection of a container of bananas, port staff reportedly became suspicious when they saw that the security seals did not match the container. Authorities then looked inside the container and found 354 brick-sized packets of the drug wrapped in green tape.The consignment was due to be shipped to the Russian market – Ecuador’s leading banana destination – passing first through the Belgian Port of Antwerp.Police are investigating who is responsible for the haul. You might also be interested in LatAm countries form united front against TR4 – ‘D …last_img read more