Nicaraguan Navy and US Intercept Boat with Drugs in Caribbean Sea

first_img The Nicaraguan Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard seized nearly 300 kilos of cocaine and arrested five alleged Colombian drug traffickers on board a boat in Nicaraguan territorial waters in the Caribbean Sea, a Military source announced on June 1. The Eduardoño boat was intercepted the night before “about 46 nautical miles southeast of Puerto Cabezas,” the capital of the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN), the Nicaraguan Army specified in a statement. According to the statement, “upon seeing that they had been discovered, the boat’s crew threw the drugs into the sea,” from where part of the drugs were successfully recovered. According to the statement, “a total of 270 packages (of cocaine)” were seized, “which upon being weighed, came to 299 kilos and 979 grams” and which were incinerated in the presence of the police and the public prosecutor’s office, the press release indicated. The joint operation was part of the agreement signed by Nicaragua and the United States in 2003 to eliminate illicit trafficking by sea and air. By Dialogo June 05, 2012last_img