7000kg co­caine haul

Sunday Tribune - - WORLD -

BOGOTA: Colom­bian po­lice have seized seven tons of co­caine at a banana farm in north­ern An­tio­quia prov­ince, the de­fence min­is­ter and po­lice said on Fri­day.

The ship­ment, worth about $200 mil­lion (R2.65 bil­lon), be­longed to the Golfo Clan crime gang. Five peo­ple were ar­rested in the oper­a­tion.

“The ship­ment was be­ing guarded for transport to Cen­tral Amer­ica, with the United States as a fi­nal des­ti­na­tion, cam­ou­flaged in le­gal ship­ments of banana and fruits,” the de­fence min­istry said. – Reuters

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