Pacific Naval Force Seizes over a Ton of Cocaine
By Dialogo February 01, 2011
The pursuit of a go-fast boat on the high seas, carried out by units of the Pacific Naval Force, enabled the seizure of 1,033 kilos of highly pure cocaine and one kilogram of coca paste on the waters of the Central Pacific, off the department of El Chocó, Colombia, on 30 January.
The alkaloid was being transported on the vessel La Soberana II, which had put out to sea from the coasts of El Chocó.
The vessel, the alkaloid, and the individual crewing the boat were taken to Buenaventura, where the judicial authorities weighed the substance transported and determined that it was highly pure cocaine.
The naval units are continuing the search for two individuals who, according to the individual crewing the boat, were on board the vessel and jumped overboard upon observing the presence of the authorities.
With this heavy blow, the units of the Pacific Naval Force prevented the entry of more than thirty million dollars into the logistical and financial structures of the narco-terrorist organizations that are criminally active in the Pacific region.
So far in 2011, seizures already amount to nearly two tons, thanks to the rapid reaction of the units of the Pacific Naval Force.
The units of the Pacific Naval Force will continue carrying out operations that make it possible to close spaces to those who make illegal use of Pacific waters, at the same time that the Force invites the community to report suspicious activity of any kind that threatens life and security in the region.