Colombia and U.S. Seize 2,281 kg of Cocaine in the Caribbean

By Dialogo
August 28, 2012

A total of 2,281 kilograms of cocaine were confiscated in the Colombian Caribbean and in the proximity of the Dominican Republic, in two operations executed as part of the maritime interdiction agreement between Colombia and the United States, informed a military report on August 23 in Bogotá.

According to the report, the confiscated drugs were transported in two boats that set sail from Colombian territory.

The United States Coast Guard intercepted the first one, containing 1,181 kg of cocaine, very close to Providence Island. The other boat, contained 1,100 kg of the drug and four crewmembers on board, and was intercepted close to the Dominican Republic.

The confiscated cocaine has a value close to $60 million in the international black market, indicated the report.

The seized drugs are part of another 1,930 kg of cocaine confiscated this past week during two operations conducted close to the San Blas Islands (Panamá, in the Caribbean) and on the border of Costa Rica, emphasized the Colombian Navy.



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