Colombian Navy Seizes 1.3 Tons of Cocaine in Two Ops

A total of 1.3 tons of cocaine was seized in just two operation in the waters off Colombia in less than a week.

In the most recent operation, the Colombian Navy seized one ton of cocaine being smuggled to Central America. Officials spotted two speedboats carrying suspicious cargo and immediately launched their pursuit. Two people were arrested and, together with the cargo, brought to the authorities. The total worth of this shipment was estimated at 25 million dollars.

In a previous interdiction, the Navy seized an amount of over 360 kg of cocaine.

Together with the Coast Guard units, the Colombian Navy intercepted a total of 18.5 tons of cocaine so far this year.

Naval Today Staff, Image: Colombian Navy

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