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Colombian police seize one ton of cocaine

(Xinhua)

09:40, August 31, 2011

BOGOTA, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Colombian police seized a ton of cocaine, which belonged to the organization of drug trafficker Daniel Barrera, alias "El Loco Barrera", one of the most wanted drug dealers in the state, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.

Director of the Narcotics Police Gen. Cesar Augusto Pinzon said that the drugs were found inside a house in a rural area of Obando in Valle del Cauca.

The police have also confiscated 600 gallons of aircraft fuel during the operation.

Pinzon told RCN that the street value of the seized cocaine is worth 12.5 million U.S. dollars in the local black market and about 25 million dollars in the United States.


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