Police have seized three tons of marijuana in the southwest of Colombia, they said Sunday.
Units of the traffic and transport police discovered the narcotics in a truck that was stopped at a checkpoint on a road between the towns of Villarrica and Candelaria, respectively in the department of Cauca and Valle del Cauca.
The bust took place on exactly the same route where police throughout the year have carried out operations resulting in major seizures.
When inspecting the vehicle the police discovered 47 packages of plastic fiber, all containing marijuana with a total weight of 3 tons.
A 31 and 50-year-old were arrested at the scene, and police said Sunday that they will be charged with the possession, manufacturing and trafficking of drugs.
The marijuana appeared to be heading for the center of the country.
Location of the drug bust
- Incautadas tres toneladas de marihuana en el Cauca (National Police)