The Colombia army arrested
8 suspects and seized 1.7 tons of cocaine in the central-east province of Meta, a military report said Friday.
The drugs, worth about 42 million U.S. dollars on the black market, were
found in a group of trucks which were stopped by the soldiers near Gaitan port.
The report said a group alias “Cuchillo” were behind the drug-trafficking.
Some weapons and communication devices were also confiscated during the
Colombia is the largest producer and second exporter
of cocaine in the world. Drug-traffickers in Colombia often use illegal sea
routes to export drugs to Central American countries and the United States. (Xinhua)