About one ton of cocaine was found in the Pacific Ocean
With this new blow to drug trafficking, the Pacific Naval Force has managed to find more than 81 tons of cocaine hydrochloride in this region of the country.
Nariño. In recent hours, surface units of the National Navy intercepted a boat used by three Colombians to transport about a ton of cocaine that, apparently, was intended to get Central America.
The boat was detected and intercepted by units of the Pacific Naval Force deployed in maritime traffic control tasks in the area of Mosquera, in the department of Nariño, when it was suspiciously moving through this place in the middle of the night. Immediately, Coast Guard units began the maritime interdiction operation to stop it.
The three crewmembers of the boat, noticing the presence of naval units, attempted to flee by increasing speed; however they could not prevent the military action.
After an inspection of the motorboat, the naval units managed to find 24 sacks with a substance that turned out to be 979 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride that would cost more than 32 million dollars in the international markets. It is presumed that its final destination would be Central America.
The three people related to this action were transferred to the municipality of Tumaco, Nariño, along with the drug and the boat, to carry out the judicial procedure.
The individuals, who were put into custody of the authorities in the municipality of Tumaco, Nariño, must face charges for traffic, manufacture and possession of narcotics.
It is important to note that, thanks to the permanent operation of the National Navy in the Colombian Pacific, more than 81 tons of cocaine hydrochloride have been found in this part of the country during the year.
Source: Pacific Naval Force – National Navy.
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