Guatemala Navy, US Coast Guard intercept record cocaine shipment

Photo: Guatemalan defense ministry

The Guatemalan Navy, working with the US Coast Guard, intercepted the largest cocaine shipment in Guatemala’s history some 300 nautical miles off its coast.

According to a Guatemalan Armed Forces statement on May 8, the narcotics were intercepted aboard a Tanzania-flagged cargo ship.

Following the operation, the vessel was berthed at the Puerto Quetzal port where Guatemalan and US agents have so far discovered over 3 tons of cocaine. It was noted that the inspection is ongoing meaning the final figure could still rise.

Nine Peruvians, two Ecuadorians and two Colombians were arrested following the operation.

Share this article

Follow Naval Today


<< Apr 2019 >>
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 1 2 3 4 5


Hosted by the Ministry of National Defense and under the management and responsibility of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, IDEF 2019

read more >


Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019 is a crucial forum for the discussion of current and future projects and programmes…

read more >

Anti-Submarine Warfare

The conference will, in the presence of industry, provide a unique opportunity to understand what next generation platforms…

read more >