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Inspectors at the Las Americas International Airport uncovered a white substance suspect to be cocaine hidden inside the tubing of the suitcase body of an Italian passenger. The suspected drugs weighted 1.70 kilograms. The substance was sent to the National Forensic Sciences Institute for verification.

The suspected drug was seized and the 61-year old unnamed Italian owner of the suitcase is under arrest. He would have boarded a flight to Madrid, Spain. His final destination was Italy.

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