You know you’re on a roll when…you have to “revise” your figures by half after a much-touted cocaine bust.
The authorities in Colombia have revised the total of drugs seized in a haul on Monday from around 25 tonnes of cocaine to just over 13 tonnes.
It was found in 1,000 separate packages near the town of Pizarro, west of the capital, Bogota, buried in an estuary accessible only by sea.
Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos had said on Monday the haul was the “biggest in the history of Colombia”.
The confusion was blamed on errors made in the initial sight count of the drug.
Uh-huh. Must have been some awfully weak eyes among that police force:
The drugs were discovered when the Colombian navy intercepted several speedboats off the Pacific coast near the border with Panama.
A navy statement said that traffickers usually carry the drugs in packages weighing 20kg-25kg. However, when weighed, the packages in Monday’s haul were found to be considerably lighter. The final total was 13.2 tonnes.
I wonder how many other impressive “sight counts” of this nature have happened lately? Talk about a flop.
Oh, but of course, it’s still Mas dinero, Jorge, por favor!
Gotta fight that drug war, or the terrorists will win, don’cha know?