Via the BBC: Colombian police seize cocaine stashed in bricks
Officers said the drugs would have been worth $1.7m (£1.1m) if sold on the streets of the United States.
The cocaine was found stashed inside the cargo in the Colombian port city of Cartagena.
Police are investigating the construction firm behind the shipment, which they suspect was set up solely for the purpose of smuggling drugs.
Indeed, one suspects that cocaine smuggling is more lucrative than construction.