Colombia: Man arrested while travelling with block of wood containing cocaine

Posted on July 19, 2012 • Filed under: Colombia, Drug Activity, Police/Military Activity

Traffic police in Colombia arrested José Martínez Quirá (24), who was travelling on a public transport vehicle on the Ipiales-Medellín route. He had been transporting six kilos of cocaine hidden inside a block of wood, El Diario del Otun reports. The drugs were discovered after a routine baggage check, during which the suspect’s bag appeared suspicious, warranting a search. The drugs are valued at $10 million. The suspect intended to sell them in Medellín. Read Article

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