Colombian Navy Seizes a Ton of Cocaine in a Sophisticated Semi-submersible

Colombian Coast Guards intercepted a semi-submersible in the Pacific Ocean, with 1,259 kilos of cocaine on board, informed the National Navy on September 19, and emphasized that the vehicle had a system that enabled operation without a crew.
WRITER-ID | 24 September 2012

Colombian authorities suspect that the 1,074 cocaine packages on board the semi-submersible seized in the Pacific Ocean on September 18 belonged to the criminal gang “Los Rastrojos”. (Photo: Colombian National Navy)

Colombian Coast Guards intercepted a semi-submersible in the Pacific Ocean, with 1,259 kilos of cocaine on board, informed the National Navy on September 19, and emphasized that the vehicle had a system that enabled operation without a crew.

Out of 79 boats of this kind that were seized since 1993 – when the first one was intercepted – this was the only one that had such type of technology.

The semi-submersible was located on September 18 off the coast of the department (province) of Nariño, added the National Navy communiqué, which also specified that “it seems” that the drugs belonged to the criminal gang “Los Rastrojos”, with connections with drug trafficking organizations.

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