Colombia seizes 6.1-ton cocaine haul
BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombian authorities seized 6.1 tons of cocaine in the northern port city of Barranquilla as it was about to be shipped to Spain in a cargo of scrap metal, the government said Sunday.
The seizure Friday night was the third largest in Colombian history and had a street value of 200 million euros (213 million dollars), officials said.
Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said the drugs belonged to the Gulf Clan, Colombia’s largest organized crime group.
Anti-narcotics agents found the cocaine in a container loaded with scrap iron and steel destined for the Spanish port of Algeciras. CBB
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