Colombia: French arrested with 15 kilos of cocaine at the airport in Bogota

French 18 was arrested at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota with 15 kilos of cocaine estimated at nearly 900,000 dollars, said Wednesday the Colombian police.

The girl s was preparing to board a flight to France, accompanied by a Colombian 52 years.

both are presented as “each student nurse and carer”, has told the AFP a spokesman for the anti-drug police.

they were intercepted because “when passing security checks, they have shown themselves nervous and (…) have given inconsistent answers to routine questions from agents, “said a police statement.

the value of cocaine, which was packed in 15 packages wrapped in plastic bags, is estimated” to 894 000 dollars in the European market ” it added.

Since the beginning of the year, 70 people were arrested for drug trafficking in different airports in Colombia and 43 tons of cocaine hydrochloride were seized on the whole territory , according to police statistics.

Colombia is the largest producer of coca leaves, the base component of cocaine, of which it exported about 442 tonnes in 2014, according to the UN.

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