ABOVE: Colombian authorities display the over-three tonnes of cocaine seized in a drug bust
Authorities in Colombia have seized more than three tonnes (6,613 pounds) of cocaine, with an estimated value of over 90 US million dollars, from a drug-trafficking gang in the north-east of the country.
National Police Director Rodolfo Palomino said on Tuesday the drugs were stashed in holes covered in wood in the jungle zone of Unguia, around 510 kilometres (317 miles) north-east of the Colombia capital Bogota.
Officials said the drugs were destined for transport through Panama, headed north to Central America, especially Mexico.
The seizure is part of a series of police operations launched in recent weeks against the Usuga drug gang across Colombia’s Atlantic and Northern regions.