Colombian police seized 1.5 tons of cocaine destined for the U.S. in the coastal city of Cartagena, the country’s National Police commissioner said Monday.
According to police commissioner Oscar Naranjo, the drugs were hidden in the roof of a shipping container packed with dog food. The container was supposed to be shipped from Cartagena to Honduras, then to the Dominican Republic, and finally to the U.S., reports RTT News.
The cocaine allegedly belonged to the gang “Los Urbaños,” who operate in the Caribbean departments and is run by Darío Antonio y Juan de Dios Úsuga David. Naranjo explained, “[The cocaine] was packed in 753 blocks weighing aapproximately two kilograms each, with the seal of the Usuga David brothers: the symbol of a scorpion and theinitials LR.”
Naranjo said the cocaine was worth $45 million and that this is a major hit to Los Urbaños finances.