September 15, 2021 – The Colombian Navy, through the Marine Infantry Brigade No. 4, during the development of a joint river operation with the National Army, managed to place an illegal infrastructure type artisanal clandestine shipyard, which had inside a semi-submersible in the final phase of manufacture, in the rural area of the village of San Miguel in the municipality of Guapi, Cauca.
Through this military operation of registration and control of the territory, troops of the Marine Infantry River Battalion No. 42, found the device which measured 25 meters long, two meters wide and 1.5 meters high, and would have a capacity to transport approximately two tons of narcotics.
The semi-submersible whose construction was 90% advanced, would be loaded to navigate the estuaries and leave for Mexican coasts. According to intelligence information, the device would be part of the drug trafficking chain of the Residual Organized Armed Group “Bloque Occidental Alfonso Cano”.
Different tools commonly used for the manufacture of these illegal means of maritime transport were also seized at the site. During the operation there were no captures and the material was destroyed according to the established protocols, given the conditions of the terrain.
With this important finding, the Colombian Navy manages to weaken the financial and logistical structures of the organizations at the service of drug trafficking that commit crimes in the Colombian Pacific. It also invites citizens to report any illegal or suspicious activity on toll-free lines 146 and 147 available 24 hours a day.