Colombian Army Seizes 2.3 Tons of Marihuana

By Dialogo
August 08, 2013


The Colombian Military seized 2.3 tons of marihuana that, according to intelligence, belonged to the FARC guerillas and were to be sent abroad, the Army reported on August 7.



The stash was hidden in wheat sacks inside a truck found in a public parking lot in the city of Cali, the third largest in the country, located 470 km southeast of Bogotá, according to a statement.



Intelligence reports had warned about a vehicle leaving the town of Caloto to the port of Buenaventura, the main port in Colombia on the Pacific coast, and that the stash would then be shipped from that location. No arrests were made during the operation.



The report did not specify the final destination of the drugs, and added that its value was approximately $ 211 million, “a figure that could triple if traded in other countries.”






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