Colombian authorities seize $200m in cocaine hidden among bananas
Police in Colombia have seized seven tons of cocaine found hidden among fruit at a farm owned by the Golfo Clan gang. The drugs were stashed inside bananas as well as in other fruit.
The haul, worth about US$200 million, was found in the northern province of Antioquia.
Five people were arrested in the operation, four men and one woman, and officers exchanged fire with members of the gang during the raid.
“The shipment was being guarded for transport later to Central America, with the United States as a final destination, camouflaged in legal shipments of banana and fruits,” the Colombian Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said .
Publication date: 9/26/2017
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