Authorities in the southwest of Colombia said Sunday they have seized 6.6 tons of marijuana.
According to the Police, the illicit drugs were found Saturday afternoon while officials were checking an abandoned truck.
The truck reportedly had been abandoned by the driver and three escorts just before reaching a check point in Puerto Tejada, a municipality in the north of the Cauca department.
News agency Colprensa reported that the alleged drug traffickers were arrested as they fled.
The marijuana has a reported street value of $5 million and was found in the same area where authorities have made several major pot busts this year.