Colombian custom and police officials have discovered 3.5 tons of cocaine in the north-Colombian port city of Cartagena, police said Wednesday.
The drugs were found in a shipment of fertilizer destined for Mexico.
According to the National Police’s counternarcotics unit, the drugs was discovered after custom officials smelled cocaine during a routine check of the shipment.
General Ricardo Restrepo, the director of the counternarcotics unit, told press that the drugs had a street value of $4.4 million once it had reached its destination, the Mexican port city of Veracruz.
“Mexican mafias continue to support themselves using Colombian drug trafficking rings,” Restrepo told press.
According to Colombia’s Defense Ministry, authorities seized approximately 183 tons of cocaine, equal to half a ton per day, in 2014.