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Drug Sting Delays Singapore Racehorse Imports
In some unprecedented news from South America, six Argentinian-bred racehorses bound for Singapore (being dispatched via Amsterdam to British expat trainer James Peters) have been embroiled in a major international drugs sting when more than 80kgs of cocaine was seized from their intended flight. "You couldn't make it up, it's one of those freak things that is completely out of our control," Peters told the Racing Post on Saturday. "When I was trying to explain to one of the owners they thought I was joking." The horses, who were yet to board the plane and were apparently totally unscathed by the incident, have returned to their farm and will make their way to Singapore later in the month. The heist, which has made front page news the world over, resulted in the arrest of 8 individuals (including 3 crew members) in what is being described as one of the biggest drugs hauls ever found on an aircraft.