Police seizes 1.2 tons of cocaine in the Pacific
By Dialogo July 22, 2014
BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Anti-narcotics police have intercepted a motorboat
carrying 1.2 tons of cocaine chlorohydrate in the Pacific ocean 70 nautical miles
south of Panama’s Azuero Peninsula, National Police reported on July 21.
The interception, which was supported by the United States’ Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA), was part of Operation MARTILLO, a multinational effort to
disrupt transnational criminal organizations by limiting their ability to use
Central America as a transit zone.
Four suspects were arrested in connection with the drugs.
According to the police, the boat and the cocaine belonged to an organization
that has been using the coastal region of the Naya river, Cauca, as a
drug-trafficking route to the central American countries.
[AFP (United States), 21/07/2014; National Police (Colombia), 21/07/2014; El
Espectador (Colombia), 21/07/2014]