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(September 22) Today's Top Headlines - 1.3 tons of cocained found on plane

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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013 8:51 am

(CNN) -- There was something odd about the 30 suitcases that showed up on a flight from Venezuela. The colorful bags weren't registered to any of the passengers on the plane.

When French officials opened them up, they discovered why -- 1.3 tons of pure cocaine were stuffed inside the anonymous bags.

The street value of the stash? About 200 million Euros, or $270 million.

The catch was made on September 11, but French authorities didn't publicize the find until Saturday.

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