Colombian Navy Has Seized 30 Tons of Narcotics so far in 2020

March 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Maritime operations developed by Colombian Navy Units in conjunction with the Colombian Air Force, allowed the capture of two subjects and the seizure of about half a ton of cocaine, in Tumaco – Nariño. With this result, the Pacific Naval Force reaches 30 tons of narcotics seized during the course of the year, in the Colombian Pacific.

The offensive against drug trafficking in the west of the country does not stop, during the last hours, Units of the Tumaco Coast Guard Station that are carrying out sea control operations, received an alert with information from Naval Intelligence, indicating the departure of a vessel that allegedly transporting a shipment of illicit substances, bound for Central America.

Immediately, a maritime interdiction operation was deployed with the support of an aircraft from the Comando Aéreo de Combate No.7, which detected 110 nautical miles from Tumaco, the motor ship manned by two men, who upon realizing the presence of the Units, threw the bags into the sea.

The boat, in which 324 gallons of hydrocarbons were also found, was intercepted and transported to the pier of the Tumaco Coast Guard Station, along with the two subjects, 25 and 58 years old. Meanwhile, the Units collected the 16 bags that were floating in the sea and that contained several rectangular packages, pressed, marked and waterproofed inside.

Members of the Investigative Technical Corps of the Prosecutor’s Office carried out the Preliminary Identification Test – PIPH, which tested positive for 497 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride.

The fight against the main source of financing of the Organized Armed Groups and Residual Armed Groups, carried out by the Pacific Naval Force in this region, leaves 30 tons of cocaine hydrochloride and 6.7 tons of marijuana to date, which represents a strategic impact of more than a billion dollars in its financial systems; illicit money with which they illegally acquire war material, with which they intimidate, intimidate and violate the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law of the civilian population.

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