COLOMBIA: “Narco subs” are found by the Colombian authorities

Publié: 16 mai 2016 par Marc Fievet dans Cocaïne, Colombie, Customs and Border Protection, DEA (USA), Drogues, NARCOTRAFIC, Narcotrafic INFOS, Narcotrafic maritime, SERVICES ANTI-DROGUES

submarineColombian police have in the past week found two home-made submarines in their waters, used by drug traffickers to move cocaine up to the United States.

On Friday they announced the discovery of a 45-foot semi-submersible craft off the coast of Candelilla de la Mar, in the far south, close to the border with Ecuador.

Colombian Navy soldiers standing guard over a homemade semi-submersible boat captured Credit: AFP

The vessel, valued at $1 million (£700,000), has a capacity of four tonnes of alkaloids – a group of chemicals which includes cocaine. It was equipped with a diesel motor, propellers and a rudder, making Colombian police suspect it was for imminent use. Police confiscated it and took it to nearby Tumaco.

The second submersible was found and destroyed in the Timba river, which runs from Cali to the sea. Six people were arrested as they were working on the vessel, the Colombian marines said.

“Narco subs” are found by the Colombian authorities with relative frequency. Four have been detected in the Pacific so far this year.—colombia-finds-two-million-dollar-narco-su/


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