Colombian Navy Cocaine Bust in Caribbean

October 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – The successful result was due to the operational effort of the Colombian Navy and the timely reaction of units of the National Aeronaval Service of Panama.

In a combined multinational operation between Colombian and Panamanian authorities, 1,484 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride were seized, which were transported by two Colombians and two Panamanians aboard a Go Fast boat, five nautical miles north of Nombre de Dios, in Colón – Panama.

The operation was carried out thanks to the operational capabilities of the Colombian Navy through its units attached to the Caribbean Naval Force in coordination with the National Aeronaval Service of Panama -SENAN-, achieving the interdiction of the suspicious motor ship with 52 packages with 1,300 rectangular packages of alleged illicit substance. Noting the presence of the authorities, the four crew members jumped into the sea, leaving the boat abandoned.

Immediately, the subjects were rescued from the sea and transported to the Naval Base “Almirante Cristóbal Colón” in Sherman – Panama, along with the Go Fast type vessel and the seized material. After that, the Panamanian authorities carried out the Approved Preliminary Identification Test -PIPH-, showing positive for 1,484 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, the captured ones were made available to the Drug Prosecutor of the Province of Colón – Panama for the realization of the corresponding actions.

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