Colombian Navy Takes 143 Tons of Cocaine off the Market

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – The effective controls at sea carried out by the units of the Colombian Navy through the Pacific Naval Force allowed the seizure of 174 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, which would be destined for Central America, in the development of two operations, in the Cauca Valley.

The first seizure took place 13 nautical miles from Punta Bonita, Valle del Cauca, according to the intelligence provided by the ship ARC “José María Palas”. Units from the Buenaventura Coast Guard Station arrived at the site, where they detected a 3.7 meter long black cylinder of PVC material, finding 42 black packages inside, which according to the approved preliminary identification test (PIPH) were positive for a net weight of 42 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride.

Likewise, guided by Naval Intelligence, in coordination with the National Police and SIJIN, in the Limones Sector, in Buenaventura’s internal Bay, a Rapid Reaction Unit of the Buenaventura Coast Guard, which carried out sea control operations over this sector detected another boat manned by three Colombian subjects. At the time of verification, the crew found four packages with 134 rectangular packages.

The bags, the boat and the subjects were transferred to the Buenaventura Coast Guard Station dock, where members of the Technical Investigation Corps – CTI carried out the approved preliminary identification test (PIPH), which were positive for 132 kilograms of hydrochloride. cocaine; These were made available to the competent authorities along with the captured, who must answer for the crimes of trafficking, manufacture or possession of narcotics.

“With this seizure, the Pacific Naval Force reaches 143 tons of cocaine hydrochloride seized so far this year. We will continue in a sustained manner, combating the transnational scourge of drug trafficking, affecting its entire production and logistics chain, thus contributing to the well-being of the communities, the social development of the region and the consolidation of the national territory. ”, Said Lieutenant Commander Rodrigo Quintero, Commander in charge of the Buenaventura Coast Guard Station.

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