Bogota – President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday introduced Colombia’s police had seized 12 tons of cocaine, which he mentioned was the most important single drug seizure within the historical past of the nation.
The medication had been found saved underground when round 400 anti-narcotics police stormed 4 farms in a banana-growing space within the north-western division of Antioquia.
“Never before, since we began more than 40 years ago to fight against drug trafficking, have we made a seizure of this magnitude,” Santos advised reporters.
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Santos mentioned the seizure meant that police hauls of medicine within the yr up to now, 362 tons, had already surpbaded the 317 tons seized in 2016.
Police estimated the worth of the haul at round $360m.
They mentioned the medication belonged to Colombia’s most-wanted man, Dario Antonio Usuga, alias “Otoniel”, who’s the chief of the nation’s largest drug-trafficking gang, the Gulf Clan.
The Gulf Clan emerged from the remnants of right-wing paramilitary teams that demobilised in 2006.
In September, Otoniel advised the federal government he supposed to offer himself as much as authorities after an intensive two-year police search.
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