Italian police uncover $880 million of cocaine

STORY: The haul found in the Calabrian port of Gioia Tauro would have been worth more than 800 million euros, or around $880 million, Italy's Guardia di Finanza police said in a statement.

The shipment had come from Guayaquil in Ecuador and its final destination was Armenia, via the Black Sea port of Batumi in Georgia.

The drugs were discovered in the 40-foot containers thanks to specialized scanners, helped by a sniffer dog named Joel, the police added.