Nicaragua arrests three Colombian drug traffickers with 250 kilos of cocaine

By Dialogo
September 08, 2010

The Nicaraguan Navy arrested three alleged Colombian drug traffickers with 250 kilos of cocaine on board a motorboat Saturday, when the three were in Nicaraguan waters in the Caribbean Sea, a military source announced.

The suspects were intercepted off the coast of the indigenous community of North Sandy Bay, in the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN), more than six hundred kilometers northeast of the capital, Army spokesperson Col. Ramón Morales told pro-government Radio Ya.

During the operation, an exchange of fire took place that left one Colombian seriously wounded, identified as Arthur Williams Gordon, thirty-five years old.

The other Colombians are being detained in the city of Bilwi, the capital of the North Atlantic Region, the military officer added.

So far this year, the Nicaraguan Army has seized more than eight tons of drugs from international drug traffickers, according to information recently released by the institution.