50 Kg of Cocaine Seized Aboard Ship in Colombia

first_imgColombian Navy and Police have seized 50 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride transported on board a Panama-flagged general cargo ship which was en route to the Port of Colon, Panama.The operation, conducted by the Coast Guard of Puerto Bolivar in coordination with the anti-narcotics division of police, was carried out at the Puerto Nuevo pier, La Guajira, on May 26.A group of divers from the diving and salvage department of the navy undertook an underwater inspection of the 495 gross ton vessel named Carmen I, finding a cylinder loaded with cocaine.The drugs, found in 50 packages, were seized and brought to the Riohacha Police Sation for inspection.As disclosed, the cocaine, which has a street value of around USD 2 million, may belong to an organized armed group Los Pachenca.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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