Colombian authorities seize 675 pounds of crack cocaine destined for export to the United States in four separate hauls, Colombian media reported Thursday.
Luis Alberto Perez, director of Colombia’s anti-narcotics squad, said the haul seems to have belonged to the drug gang Los Rastrojos and that “re-oxidized cocaine base [or crack] is not a type of drug that is frequently used or sold in Colombia,” which shows the desire of illegal groups to enter new markets.
Four drivers were arrested and must face Colombia’s prosecutor general to respond to charges of trafficking, transport and sale of narcotics. Four vehicles were also immobilized.
In the United States a kilo of crack can cost up to $28,000. The general said that the seizure was made as part of the Tukano Operation and came about as a result of intelligence from a human source.