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Argentine police seize liquid cocaine

The seized cocaine was valued at $27 million and was disguised within gel packs used for easing muscle aches.

Argentine police say they've seized 50 kilograms of cocaine hidden in gel packs for nursing sore muscles.

They also arrested a suspected leader of Mexico's "Las Zetas" cartel during the anti-drug operation on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, reports EFE.

The seized cocaine was valued at $27 million on European markets and was headed to Lisbon.

The cocaine had been diluted within an insulating gel, reports the Argentine Independent. The therapeutic products were to be shown at a fair in Argentina and then shipped to a trade fair in Portugal.

A Colombian and an Argentine were also arrested in the raids. The Argentine was accused of setting up a fake company to mask the drug trade to Europe, the Independent reported.

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