The Americas

Police seize 400 kilograms of cocaine in Ecuador

Ecuadorean police have seized close to 400 kilograms (880 pounds) of cocaine and detained four people who allegedly tried to hide the drug in a truck that was to be put on a cargo ship in the port city of Guayaquil.

The police department says on its Twitter account that the cocaine was contained in 385 packages.

A police report says Friday's operation was the result of a two-month investigation working with European anti-drug agencies.

Ecuador is used by drug cartels in Colombia and Peru as a transshipment point for narcotics bound for the United States and Europe.