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$360 million: Colombian police seize 12t of cocaine hidden under banana farm

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President Juan Manuel Santos announced Colombia’s police had seized 12 tons of cocaine, which he said was the largest single drug seizure in the history of the country.

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The drugs were discovered stored underground when around 400 anti-narcotics police stormed four farms in a banana-growing area in the northwestern department of Antioquia.

"Never before, since we began more than 40 years ago to fight against drug trafficking, have we made a seizure of this magnitude," Santos told reporters.

Police estimated the value of the haul at around $360 million. They said the drugs belonged to Colombia’s most-wanted man, Dario Antonio Usuga, alias "Otoniel", who is the chief of the country’s largest drug-trafficking gang, the Gulf Clan.


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