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Colombian navy seizes 1.4 tonnes of cocaine

world Updated: Sep 15, 2013 08:37 IST

The Colombian navy announced Saturday that it seized 1.4 tonnes of cocaine from a ship at the Caribbean port of San Andres Island.

The cache was packed in cardboard boxes and hidden in salt inside a container, said the navy, adding that the drugs, whose street value was estimated at about $35 million, were apparently bound for the US, Xinhua reported.

The navy said that "timely information received by our network of allies" led to the search and seizure.

A person was arrested during the operation and would face justice, it added.