Colombia’s National Police announced the seizure of three tons of marijuana in the southwest of the country on July 28. Units of the traffic and transport police discovered the packets of herb in a truck that was stopped at a checkpoint on a road between the towns of Villarrica and Candelaria, respectively in the departments of Cauca and Valle del Cauca. The bust took place on the same route where police this year have carried out operations resulting in major seizures. When inspecting the vehicle the police discovered 47 packages of plastic fiber, all containing marijuana with a total weight of three tons.
A 31 and 50-year-old were arrested at the scene, and police said that they will be charged with the possession, manufacturing and trafficking of drugs. The marijuana appeared to be heading for the center of the country. (Colombia Reports, July 29)