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Colombian police stop hearse and discover 300 kilograms of cannabis hidden inside a coffin heading towards the Venezuelan border

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Police in Colombia seize hearse containing a coffin stuffed with drugs  near Pamplona, Colombia
After the seizure, police discovered 514 wrapped packets of cannabis hidden in wooden casket
The hearse which was transporting two coffins was heading towards Cucuta on the Colombia border with Venezuela
 The quantity of narcotics stashed in box and wrapped in tape weighed over 300kg  
Colombian police discover cannabis haul hidden in a coffin 1Colombian police seized a coffin full of cannabis as the hearse was stopped, travelling towards the country’s border with neighboring Venezuela

Colombian police discovered more than 300 kilograms of cannabis being smuggled inside a wooden coffin.


Officers made the unusual discovery during a routine traffic stop at a checkpoint near Pamplona in north Santander.
In total there were 514 packages wrapped in tape containing 300kg [660lb], of marijuana hidden inside the casket, El Tiempo reports.

Colombian police discover cannabis haul hidden in a coffin 2The coffin was chuck full of neatly stacked packets of cannabis, when police stopped the vehicle near Pamplona, Colombia
Colombian police discover cannabis haul hidden in a coffin 7In total there were 514 packages wrapped in tape containing 300kg [660lb], of marijuana hidden inside the casket,

All 514 packets of marijuana weighted more than 300kg and were discovered stashed inside a casket near Pamplona, Colombia

A video of police emptying the coffin showed officers wearing face masks spreading the bundles of narcotics across the floor of the police car park.
As the sarcophagus was opened it was near full to the top of packets of cannabis.
The grey Renault Megane hearse was stopped as it headed towards Cucuta on the Colombian border with Venezuela.

The driver of the funeral car was arrested and detained by police, according to local media.
Regional police commander Fabian Ospina, said: ‘The seizure was carried out after an inspection of a hearse, which contained two coffins.’

Colombian police discover cannabis haul hidden in a coffin 8In total there were 514 packages wrapped in tape containing 300kg [660lb], of marijuana hidden inside the casket,
Colombian police discover cannabis haul hidden in a coffin 3All 514 packets of marijuana weighted more than 300kg and were discovered stashed inside a casket near Pamplona, Colombia

 

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