30 colorful suitcases containing an amazing 1.3 tons of pure cocaine was found on an Air France flight on Wednesday September 11th. According to reports, the suitcases which weren’t registered to any of the passengers on the plane, was discovered by French immigration officials on arrival of the flight from Venezuela. The suitcases which came from Caracas, were found on Sept. 11, but French authorities didn’t publicize the find until this past weekend.
The estimated value of the narcotic was put at $270 million.
Yesterday, Venezuela’s Public Ministry said that authorities have detained several people including 3 members of the National Guard in connection with the incident. A detailed investigation is currently going on.