Record Seizure of Cocaine by Colombian Army

1 May 2007 (Last Updated May 1st, 2007 07:26)

Monday saw the Columbian Army seize over 25t of cocaine from a number of speedboats in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of the western Colombian province of Choco. "Not all the drug has been counted at this time, but it is clearly more than 25t," said spokesman Angel Molina, making this

Monday saw the Columbian Army seize over 25t of cocaine from a number of speedboats in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of the western Colombian province of Choco.

"Not all the drug has been counted at this time, but it is clearly more than 25t," said spokesman Angel Molina, making this
the largest haul in Columbia's history.

According to official estimates, over 853t of cocaine has been seized by the Columbian authorities in the last decade. This cocaine would have a street value of over$20bn.

Colombia is considered to be the world's largest producer of cocaine with an estimated output of 600t a year, much of which leaves the nation's west coast to go through Central America and Mexico to the United States.