Colombia Seizes 17,500 Pounds Of Cocaine In Major Drug Bust
This was a big grab for authorities, and not just because of its size.By Ryan Biek | May 16, 2016
Colombian police pulled off a major drug bust Sunday.
When commandos and Black Hawk helicopters raided a banana plantation in the northern region of the country, they bagged 8.8 tons — more than 17,500 pounds — of cocaine.
This was a big grab for authorities, and not just because of its size. The drugs belonged to the country's largest narcotrafficking group — Clan Úsuga — which smuggles large amounts of cocaine from Colombia to Central America, then to the U.S.