Colombian authorities find cocaine haul on German container ship

Colombian authorities have discovered a haul of cocaine hydrochloride in a German-owned container ship, the South American nation’s attorney general said.

The 2006-built Hammonia Emden, owned by Hamburg-based Hammonia Reederei, was found to contain 453 kilos of the drug, with a street value of $27m.

It was docked at the Port of Santa Marta on the Caribbean coast when combined personnel of the national navy and the anti-narcotics police found the drugs.

Cocaine hydrochloride is the drug in powdered form.

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