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Colombia seizes 1.2 tons of cocaine in north port
Published: Jun 30, 2020 11:46 AM

A member of the jungle group of the Counter-narcotics Police busts a cocaine-producing laboratory in a rural zone of Calamar Municipality, Guaviare Department, Colombia, on Aug. 2, 2016. (Xinhua/Jhon Paz)


Colombian authorities seized 1.2 tons of cocaine hidden in a container bound for Germany, Defence Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo said on Monday.

The shipment was found in the northern port of Cartagena.

"This is how we are making progress in disrupting this crime," Holmes Trujillo said via Twitter, adding the cocaine's value in the European market is up to nearly 73 million U.S. dollars.

According to the authorities, officials were able to seize the shipment thanks to "intelligence work that led to the follow up of a drug trafficking organization" that aimed to export the illicit drug to Europe.  
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