Colombian Nationals Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Use “Narco-Submarines”

Six individuals who are part of the Fernando Pineda-Jimenez Transnational Criminal Organization have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a conspiracy to distribute cocaine using vessels subject to the jurisdiction of the United States (U.S.). Fernando Pineda-Jimenez, a/k/a “Padrino,” 40, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine on a vessel subject to…

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Brazilian Navy Makes Cocaine Bust

February 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – This Sunday (14), the Brazilian Navy (MB) and the Federal Police (PF) intercepted and seized a vessel loaded with cocaine in Brazilian jurisdictional waters. The interception was carried out by the Ocean Patrol Ship Araguari, about 270 km from the coast of Recife-PE. The unprecedented operation was carried out with extensive international coordination, involving…

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