Colombia seizes more than 17,500 pounds of cocaine from drug gang. Colombian authorities trumpeted what they said was their biggest cocaine seizure ever. The hefty haul weighs more than an African elephant and could have a street value of hundreds of millions of dollars.
One site of the country’s largest drug confiscation, according to police, was a banana farm near the mouth of a river. Colombian police, backed by two Blackhawk helicopters, raided the farm in the pre-dawn darkness Sunday morning, homing in on a dilapidated structure. Inside, they found hundreds of hidden bricks of cocaine.