Bogota police Wednesday discovered more than three tons of marijuana valued on the street at almost $1.7 million.
The pot was stashed inside a truck parked inside a fruit warehouse.
The seizure comes after a five-month investigation into drug distribution in the city and marks the largest seizure within Bogota in a decade, reported a police commander to El Colombiano.
Agents received tips from locals about the warehouse situated in the Patio Bonito neighborhood in southwestern Bogota. The truck contained three thousand packages of marijuana weighing one kilo each, according to colonel Camilo Cabana with the metropolitan police.
No suspects have been apprehended related to this seizure.
It is believed that the delivery was targeted for the street known as “el Bronx,” to subsequently be distributed in different “ollas” or “pots” of the city, reported El Tiempo. The pun does not function in Spanish.
Last year 358 tons of marijuana were confiscated in Colombia. So far this year 40 tons have been seized, said general Luis Perez, director of the anti-narcotics police.