Ivory Coast seizes $40m cocaine

The cocaine packed inside plastic bagsIvory Coast’s navy has seized a record amount of cocaine plastic-wrapped in small bundles bearing the tattered logos of French fashion house Louis Vuitton and Pacena Black, a dark beer from Bolivia.The 411 kilograms of cocaine destined for the commercial capital Abidjan was estimated to be worth $40million.It came from a Spanish-flagged ship that had been spotted by the navy idling 250 km (155 miles) off the coast since Jan. 30, the navy said in a statement on Wednesday.The ship offloaded the drugs onto a smaller boat which was picked up by a special unit …

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