Columbian police have seized 1.5 tons of cocaine in a shipment of dog food in the city of Cartagena, destined for the United States.
"The drugs were hidden in the bottom of a container holding a shipment of dog food," Colombian police chief Oscar Naranjo said in a statement on Tuesday.
The container was scheduled to be shipped from Cartagena to Honduras, then to the Dominican Republic, and finally to the US.
The cocaine allegedly belonged to the gang "Los Urbanos."
"[The cocaine] was packed in 753 blocks weighing approximately two kilograms each, with the seal of the Usuga David brothers: the symbol of a scorpion and the initials LR" Naranjo said.
The drugs were estimated to have a street value of around USD 45 million.