The 1.5 tons of cocaine seized by Colombian police on Monday in Cartagena was allegedly intended for the notorious Mexican drug cartel, “Los Zetas”, reported local media on Tuesday.
“The initial investigation reveals that the cargo belonged to Los Urabeños and was being shipped to Los Zetas,” said Colombia’s Police Director General Jose Roberto Leon Riano.
The drugs were supposedly going to be shipped to Puerto Cortes in Honduras before ending up in Mexico.
The 1.5 tons were found in a truck in an undisclosed Cartagena maritime terminal. Upon opening the truck, narcotics agents reportedly discovered 60 rectangular packages marked with the ‘Fox Sports’ logo.
The estimated value of the drug seizure is $5 million.
Riano told loca media that this latest drug bust brings the “total amount of cocaine seized in 2012 to 185 tons, the largest amount seized in the past five years.”