A Ton of Cocaine Seized in the Colombian Caribbean
By Dialogo September 13, 2012
The Colombian Coast Guard seized 956 kilos of highly pure cocaine valued at about $ 30 million, after intercepting a boat in Caribbean waters, in which four men were traveling with the drug, reported the Colombian Navy on September 11.
The boat, Pez Caribe, was intercepted at four nautical miles to the east of the Colombian island of San Andrés, after a chase in which the crewmembers tried to escape and threw some packages of the alkaloid (cocaine) into the sea.
The Coast Guard counted on the support of a Navy patrol plane, according to a statement from the Force. The four crew members, along with the cocaine and boat, were handed over to the authorities of San Andrés.