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Massive cocaine bust on Colombia banana plantation

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>> Police in Colombia seizing $240 million worth of cocaine Sunday in what appears to be a record drug bust for the South American country. Nearly 17,000 pounds of cocaine was discovered hidden underground on a banana plantation, near the northwestern coastal town of Turbo. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos congratulating officers on Twitter, saying operation in Turbo sees the greatest amount in our history.
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Colombia's Defense Minister saying the drugs belong to the Clan Usuga crime gang, and that more than 3,000 pounds of it was wrapped and ready to be exported. Three suspects were arrested. The US has offered a $5 million reward for the capture of the gang's leader. Colombia produces nearly 1 million pounds of cocaine annually, according to the United Nations.
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Colombia authorities seized more than half of that in 2015.