Colombian Navy Seizes More Than One Ton of Cocaine

July 29, 2020 (Google Translation) – So far this year, about 75 tons of cocaine have been seized by the Caribbean Naval Force.

A new blow to the organizations in the service of drug trafficking was carried out by the Colombian Navy with the development of a maritime operation, in which 1,079 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride were seized, which were transported in a boat 28 nautical miles northwest of Cerro Águila, in Necoclí – Antioquia.

The seizure took place thanks to information from Naval Intelligence in a coordinated work with Rapid Reaction Units of the Urabá Coast Guard Station, who interdicted the Go Fast type boat manned by a Colombian and two Nicaraguans, which was destined for Central America, finding inside, 43 bags and a package, which apparently contained illegal substances. During the seizure, a pistol, a supplier, 11 cartridges and 700 gallons of gasoline were found.

The material and the three subjects were transported to the Urabá Coast Guard Station, where officials from the Technical Investigative Corps – CTI of the Nation’s Prosecutor General’s Office conducted the Homologated Preliminary Identification Tests – PIPH, testing positive for cocaine hydrochloride.

This operation constitutes a hard blow to the organizations at the service of drug trafficking that commit crimes in the Colombian Caribbean, preventing the entry of more than 36 million dollars into the logistical structures of these groups outside the law.

The illicit substance, the seized material and the captured subjects were made available to the competent authorities. The latter must answer for the crime of drug trafficking.

The Colombian Navy, through its Units attached to the Caribbean Naval Force, will continue to develop offensive operations that contribute to closing maritime spaces to organizations outside the law that seek to make illegal use of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, by time that ratifies his frontal fight against drug trafficking.

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