facebook
twitter
search
search

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.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Maine man dead after shooting firework off head, police say
Greeks vote overwhelmingly to reject creditors' bailout
Russian resupply spacecraft docks onto ISS to deliver needed provisions
Third disturbance in four days erupts at Arizona prison
Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa targeted heavily in airstrikes