Cartagena police seize 1.5 tons of cocaine

Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM

CARTEGENA, Colombia, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Police in Cartagena, Colombia, said they seized a truck carrying 1.5 tons of cocaine bound for Honduras and eventually the United States.

The truck driver, Alexander Valencia Enrique Navas, was arrested as he was delivering the container to Cartagena's maritime terminal, El Universal reported.

Officials said the driver would be charged with possession and trafficking of narcotics.

Police said they were investigating whether any terminal employees were involved in the shipment.

The cocaine has an estimated value of $5 million, officials said.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Pepsi to release 'Back to the Future Part II' inspired Pepsi Perfect
Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to parasitic disease scientists
Womb transplants begin in U.K. after Sweden's success
Gay Vatican priest comes out day before Pope Francis begins synod on family issues
Scientists find roadmap that may lead to 'exercise pill'