090007Z NOV 17


Colombia’s largest ever drug bust, valued at $360 million.

ABC News:

Authorities in Colombia have seized 12 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $360 million in what President Juan Manuel Santos is describing as the nation’s largest drug bust.

Four hundred anti-narcotics officers seized the cocaine in four simultaneous operations at Colombian farms where the drugs were buried underground and covered with banana leaves.

Officials say the cocaine belonged to the Clan del Golfo, an illegal armed group that has sought to take over drug trafficking operations in zones previously occupied by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.


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Colombia (CO) is estimated to have a population of 48.9 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 2.5 million.