Colombian Navy Arrests Alleged Drug Traffickers in the Caribbean

first_imgBy Dialogo March 22, 2013 Three individuals and 34 packages of cocaine were handed over to the Colombian National Navy in international waters by a U.S. Coast Guard Unit that was performing a maritime interdiction in the Caribbean, about 200 nautical miles off the coast of San Andrés. Both foreign nationals were taken to the Colombian immigration department, and the Colombian citizen was turned over to Sijín authorities, along with the cargo. The operation developed with Colombian intelligence allowed the confiscation of 34 bulks of 826 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride. center_img U.S. authorities made contact with the Colombian National Navy in order to hand over two Hondurans and one Colombian national, as well as the drugs that were onboard the speedboat. The crew and the materials were transported to the San Andrés Coast Guard Station “Capitán Samuel May Corpus,” where members of the National Police’s Judicial Investigative Police (Sijín) performed the Standardized Preliminary Initial Test, which tested positive for cocaine hydrochloride. last_img

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