WATCH: Colombia nets biggest drugs bust in its history

Three suspects were arrested and escaped

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Image via @PoliciaColombia on Twitter

Colombian police have seized eight tons of cocaine from one of the country's top criminal organisations, the Usuga Clan.

The find - the force's largest ever domestic seizure of illegal drugs - was discovered hidden on a banana plantation in Turbo, near the border with Panama.

Three suspects were arrested and the same number escaped, police said in a statement.

Nearly 1.5 tons of the cocaine was wrapped "and ready to go out to the export market", said Defence Minister Luis Carlos Villegas.

Footage was posted by the Columbia Ministry of Defence on Twitter:

Though the crackdown has been hailed as the biggest drug bust in the country's history, there likely have been slightly larger cocaine seizures at sea.

Colombia is the leading producer of coca, the raw material from which cocaine is processed.