Clashes erupt as police battle for contraband in Colombia

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Clashes erupted in Bogota on Friday after Colombia's customs police seized illegal contraband from workers in the San Andresito commercial district. The clashes began after Fiscal and Customs Police staged an eight-hour operation during which they seized contraband from shops in the San Jose shopping center in San Andresito. Police unleashed water cannons and tear gas on enraged workers trying to resist the operation, which saw hoards of alcohol, clothing and luxury goods taken by police. Eight people were arrested during the operation, while five trucks of goods were seized.