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Colombian police seize 3.6 tonnes of marijuana
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 1/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

Bogota : Drug enforcement agents seized 3.6 tonnes of marijuana hidden in a shipment of flour, spaghetti and cooking oil in southwestern Colombia, officials said Wednesday.

The drug seizure was made in Betania, a stop on the highway between Buga and Tulua in Valle del Cauca province.

Drug enforcement agents found the drugs when they stopped and inspected a truck heading for La Guajira, a province on Colombia's border with Venezuela.

The truck driver's papers were in order and he said he was hauling food products.

Agents, however, noticed a "strong and strange odour" coming from the vehicle, the drug enforcement agency said.

A search of the truck turned up 83 sacks containing irregularly shaped packages whose contents tested positive for marijuana.

The 3.6 tonnes of pot seized on the highway had a street value of 3.8 million pesos ($1.6 million).

The truck driver was arrested and turned over to judicial authorities.


Colombian police seize 3.6 tonnes of marijuana


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