Huge drug bust nets tonnes of cocaine
Authorities in Colombia have seized about 11 tonnes of cocaine worth an estimated $360 million (U.S.) in what President Juan Manuel Santos is describing as the nation’s largest drug bust. Four hundred officers seized the cocaine in four simultaneous operations at Colombian farms where the drugs were buried underground.
Officials say the cocaine belonged to the Clan del Golfo, an illegal armed group that has sought to take over drug trafficking operations in zones previously occupied by Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. The rebels reached a peace agreement with the government last year that includes provisions to reduce coca production