Colombia intercepted record amount of coke

Colombia intercepted record amount of coke

World October 22, 2016 18:39

bogota - The Colombian authorities have so far this year over 300 tons of cocaine seized. Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said this weekend that never had such a large quantity being cocaine was seized in a year.

According to the minister, the 300 tons of drugs on the black market worth more than 8 billion euros. Recently, the South American country achieved a great success in the fight against drug crime. Off the coast of the NariƱo department, on the border with Ecuador, authorities absorbed a small submarine that carried nearly a ton of cocaine.

Colombia is the largest cocaine producer in the world. In addition to drug gangs also have guerrilla movements like the FARC fortune made with cocaine trafficking.

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