In a joint operation with Panama and the United States, the Colombian Armed Forces achieved seize off its coast, more than 1,500 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, which were intended to be transported to Central America.
According to Colombian authorities, the speedboat called ‘Salmo 28: 7’ was intercepted on Sunday more than 70 kilometers northeast of the coast of the island of San Andrés, in the Caribbean Sea, after it set sail from Antioquia.
After receiving information from foreign intelligence units, specialized Colombian elements undertook the operation. The images show a helicopter and a military launch chasing the suspicious vessel, before the subjects on board threw the alkaloids into the sea when they were trapped.
The Colombian Navy recovered a shipment of approximately two tons of cocaine in the waters of the San Andrés and Providencia Archipelago, which had been thrown into the sea by four Colombians who were captured aboard a go fast boat loaded with gasoline pic.twitter.com/z2zsXHJWZa
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However, the military were able to retrieve the drug packages from the water and transported the shipment to San Andrés, where they determined that it was 1,535 kilograms of cocaine.
Likewise, the boat was seized, while the five crew, all Colombian citizens, were detained to be made available to the Prosecutor’s Office.
This capture is not the only one that the Colombian Army has carried out in recent days. A operative A similar one that took place this Wednesday intercepted a boat with 1,100 kilograms of cocaine, whose crew was made up of three Nicaraguan nationals.