Colombian Navy Seizes 440 Kilos of Cocaine

By Dialogo
March 30, 2011

Good work by the units serving as the Coast Guard, which is the responsibility of the Navy (Navy) and for many years, did not uphold that duty, I hope the Coast Guard is properly equipped soon in order to capture the fast boats travelling to Central America, full of cocaine, this greatly affects the FARC who are the distributors of this alkaloid base. No decrease in logistics of supplying cocaine. For this group. Articles like these are what we should see in every newspaper, the narcotrafficker gives the impression that it is more profitable than the oil industry, it harms the youth, destroys an adult regardless of race, converts a human being to a train wreck without values, they lose the most precious feeling of love for a neighbor, we must be vigilant in our living environment and strive to eradicate this scourge
The Colombian authorities seized 440 kilos of cocaine, valued at nearly 13 million dollars, in two separate operations carried out in Pacific coastal areas, the Navy announced on 26 March.

In a first operation carried out by National Navy coast guard units in Pacific coastal waters off the port of Buenaventura, four hundred kilos of pressed cocaine camouflaged on an alleged fishing launch were seized.

The five individuals traveling on the vessel with the contraband, valued at 12 million dollars, were turned over to the authorities in Buenaventura, in the department of Valle del Cauca (in central-western Colombia).

In a second operation, Navy units discovered forty kilos of pressed cocaine hidden among the mangrove swamps of the coastal area of the Gulf of Urabá, in the department of Antioquia (in northeastern Colombia), without making any arrests.

The drugs were valued at one million dollars on the black market, the Navy indicated in a press release.

So far in 2011, the Pacific Naval Force has seized 13.5 tons of cocaine, with a black-market value estimated at nearly 400 million dollars.



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