Narcotrafic: Historical seizure of 12 tonnes of cocaine in Colombia


Valued at around $ 360 million, the cargo belonged to the Clan del Golfo, the country's main criminal gang, which is involved in drug trafficking.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday the seizure of a cargo of 12 tonnes of cocaine, a historic record for this country, the world's largest producer and exporter of this drug.

Between 2014 and 2016, coca crops increased from 69 to 000 hectares, according to the United Nations, which considers Colombia as the world's leading producer and exporter of this drug. At the same time, foreclosures have increased. "With this seizure, we exceed the figure of seizures last year: it is 146 tonnes this year", against 000 in 362, said President Santos.

Gang Ready To Go To The United States

The cargo seized belonged to the head of the Clan del Golfo, Dairo Antonio Usuga, aka Otoniel, who is currently the most wanted man in Colombia. The United States has offered a five million dollar reward for his arrest. The drug was seized in a banana production area in the department of Antioquia (north-west). _AF

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