Colombia: Groups with new approach to drug trafficking. Police in Colombia have arrested a man for trying to smuggle coconuts into the country.
A container containing 20,000 coconuts filled with liquid cocaine was seized at a port in Colombia. The coconuts were found in 500 canvas bags. The group was apprehended during a joint operation by the Colombian Anti-Drug Force and the police, who sent them to a lab for testing.
Police say the group was trying to smuggle coconuts through the Caribbean port city of Cartagena to the Italian city of Genoa.
It is believed that a small hole was made in the coconut and the water was drained out and then filled with liquid cocaine syringe. After filling with the drug, the hole in the coconut was sealed with brown resin.