11 Nov '11, 1am

No buyer for Colombia narco-Ferrari so cops give the 250K ride a new paint job

No buyer for Colombia narco-Ferrari so cops give the 250K ride a new paint job

The 300-horsepower 1991 Ferrari was seized in 2007 from Hernando Gomez Bustamante, alias 'Rasguno', or 'Scratchy', who is now imprisoned in the United States after pleading guilty to drug trafficking and other crimes committed as a top member of the Norte del Valle cartel. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - What to do with a black, US$250,000 (S$323,174) Ferrari seized from a Colombian drug trafficker for which a buyer couldn't be found? Paint it green-and-white. Those are the colours of Colombia's national police, which put the shiny muscle car on show on Thursday. It will tour the country before residing in a police museum. The 300-horsepower 1991 Ferrari was seized in 2007 from Hernando Gomez Bustamante, alias 'Rasguno', or 'Scratchy', who is now imprisoned in the United States after pleading guilty to drug trafficking and other crimes committed as a top member o...

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