Colombian police seize 2 tons of marijuana

WMI | 27 June 2012

CALI, Colombia — Police in Colombia seized on June 26 2 tons of marijuana hidden in a truck loaded with apples, authorities said.

An anonymous tip led authorities to stop the truck on the Pan American highway in an area near the municipality of Bugalagrande, in the outskirts of Cali, department of Valle del Cauca. Police found 2,000 packages with the drugs inside 40 sacks buried under the apples, authorities added.

The driver, who was not identified by police, was arrested. According to preliminary investigations the drugs were destined for Medellín, in the department of Antioquia, from where they would be sent to a seaside area in Urabá, also in Antioquia, to be finally sent to the Caribbean.

Police believe the ruthless drug gang “Los Rastrojos” is behind the illicit cargo.

[Elpais.com.co (Colombia), 27/06/2012; Colmundoradio.com.co (Colombia), 27/06/2012]

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