Tula/Tuleo -- buscando confirmación

17:46 Dec 8, 2016
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Spanish term or phrase: Tula/Tuleo -- buscando confirmación
"hallaron [sustancia] distribuida en x cantidad de tulas"
"implementando el tuleo en el contenedor para transportar [la sustancia]"

De un puerto en Colombia donde se encontró una sustancia oculta dentro un cargamento legítimo.

De wordreference.com entiendo que "tula" se refiere a un saco tipo mochila. Lo que quiero confirmar es si se suele colocar dentro de los contenedores de carga una mochila con herramientas o algo parecido, que vendría a ser "el tuleo".

¡Gracias de antemano!
Judi O'Brien
Local time: 08:32

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4= gancho perdido

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= gancho perdido

The technique, used by drug traffickers to smuggle considerable amounts of cocaine, is known in Spain as "gancho ciego" or "gancho perdido". It basically consists of exploiting lawfully transported goods , usually originating in South America, to send large quantities of narcotics.

Note added at 16 mins (2016-12-08 18:03:26 GMT)

According to the DRAE, "tula" is like the game of tig or tag... which is a nin sequitur in thsi case.


Note added at 17 mins (2016-12-08 18:03:58 GMT)

Non sequitur.

Note added at 18 mins (2016-12-08 18:05:13 GMT)


    Reference: http://www.levante-emv.com/sucesos/2014/07/05/confiscado-gan...
    Reference: http://www.elmundo.es/andalucia/2015/11/06/563ca0f1268e3ef61...
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neutral  Charles Davis: In Colombia tula means "bolsa de viaje alargada y de material resistente, con un asa en la parte superior" (Dic. Am.), but I can't find any references to "tuleo".
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  -> FWIW it's also my wee dog's name :)
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