Colombian Authorities Seize $1 Million Of Marijuana, Largest In Ten Years

Category: Politics / Apr 23, 2013 4:15PM EDT
Colombian anti-drug officials confiscated six tons of marijuana in the capital city of Bogota, the largest drug seizure in the last 10 years. General Jose Roberto Leon, head of the national police force, said the drug seizure was a blow to criminal organizations. "A forceful blow to the finances of criminal organisations involved in small smuggling here in Bogota city. Investigation and intelligence work lasting more than six months, allowed us to seize nearly six tonnes of marijuana in the last hours in the capital city of the country." According to local media, the marijuana haul was seized after three separate operations, one behind a fake wall inside a Bogota warehouse, one on board a truck in a nearby neighborhood, and another on a truck transporting food in a different area. The authorities estimate the drugs have a street value of $1 million dollars. So far this year, the Colombian police have seized 109 tons of marijuana, according to local media. Video Source: Reuters