Units of the Colombian Navy seized 39.8 kilograms of cocaine found aboard the bulk carrier “Ping May” sailing under the Liberian flag.
Coast Guard Station Santa Marta and CTI personnel conducted the inspection of the vessel which was anchored in the sector Swamp – Magdalena. They found two bags with 40 packages containing drugs located in the chain locker. CTI staff Magdalena tested the found materials positive for 39.8 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride.
The bulk carrier “Ping May” arrived in Colombia from England and was heading to the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
This is the fifth foreign cargo ship confirmed to have been contaminated with alkaloids in the port of Santa Marta.
So far this year the Navy seized more than 28 tons of cocaine in the Colombian Caribbean.
Naval Today Staff, August 26, 2014; Image: Colombian Navy