Colombian police seize 3.8 tons of cocaineSouce:Xinhua Publish By Thomas Whittle Updated 23/01/2013 9:56 pm in World / no comments
BOGOTA, Jan. 22 — Colombian police on Tuesday seized more than 3.8 tons of cocaine in the northern city of Cartagena, authorities said.
The drugs were found in multiple pharmaceutical containers under the cover of fake documents, said National Police chief Jose Roberto Leon.
The drugs were believed to belong to the drug ring of Los Urabenos, as the symbol with three axes was found on packages. The drugs were assumed to be delivered to Los Zetas, a drug cartel in Veracruz, Mexico.
The drugs were worth more than 100 million U.S. dollars on the black market, officials estimated.
The police now offer a reward of about 56,818 U.S. dollars for the capture of Dairo Antonio Usuga David, alias Othniel, a leader of Los Urabenos.
Leon said the Colombian police have seized about eight tons of cocaine this year.