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Colombia seizes more than 5 tons of cocaine hidden in boxes of plantain

Colombia's National Navy seized more than five tons of cocaine on March 6 in the region of Uraba, Antioquia, near the border with Panama.

According to Colombia's Ministry of Defense, which confirmed the news, the drug belonged to the Gulf Clan, the country's main organized crime gang.

Victoria Eugenia Ramirez, Secretary of Government of Antioquia, said the drug, which was going to be shipped to Europe, had been found in a collection center inside some boxes of plantains.

She also stated that drug was valued at 314 million dollars in the European illegal market.

Authorities also seized a ton of cocaine in the municipality of Tumaco, in the southwestern department of Nariño, bordering Ecuador.


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