Two-tonne cocaine seized in Colombia

Bogota, March 30: Colombia’s anti-narcotic police Saturday seized two tonnes of cocaine that allegedly belonged to the criminal gang Los Urabenos at the port of Santa Marta on the country’s northern Caribbean coast.

“The shipment was seized in the inspection area of the Port Authority of Santa Marta, after intelligence activities pointed out that a load of bananas may be contaminated,” Xinhua quoted a police report as saying.

The cocaine, valued at $56 million , were about to be shipped to the US via Central America, authorities said.

The Colombian police have seized more than 25 tonnes of cocaine this year so far.

IANS