Colombian Navy Seizes a Ton of Cocaine
By Dialogo September 25, 2012
Colombian National Navy Units of Colombia’s National Navy found 1,157.6 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride in the false bottom of two ships. The operations were carried out in the departments of Córdoba and Antioquia on September 22.
One of the ships, anchored in front of Isla Fuerte, had a double bottom with 1,000 packages of cocaine. Both the ship and the drugs were transported to the Coast Guard Station of Coveñas, where the Research Technical Team determined that the cargo was 998 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride of high purity.
In the other incident, authorities seized 160 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride hidden in the false bottom of a ship named “Naluenga”. The boat had a crew of three men and carried a cargo of bananas.
The drugs were found by drug-sniffing dogs during the operation carried out by Coast Guard personnel and Riverine Naval Infantry Battalion No. 20.
The boat, its three crew members, and the cargo were turned into the Specialized Public Prosecutor’s Office of Turbo, in the department of Antioquia.
So far this year, Colombia’s National Navy has confiscated over 35 tons of cocaine hydrochloride in the Colombian Caribbean.