High and dry: & # 39; Drug smugglers & # 39; are saved after using & # 39; packages COCAINE & # 39; to stay afloat when their Columbia boat sank
- Colombian naval ship saw three men cling to packages in the Pacific
- Allegedly they were in the water for three hours after the boat sank from Colombia
- Authorities said the bundles contained 1.2 tonnes of cocaine and men were arrested
- A fourth man who was reportedly on board the boat is still missing
Suspicious drug traffickers had to be rescued from the ocean while on packages of 1.2 tons of cocaine after their boat sank off the coast of Colombia.
A Colombian naval ship saw the desperate men holding on to packages in the Pacific, 30 nautical miles off the coast of Tumaco.
It was thought that three men were in the water for at least three hours surrounded by the bundles, reportedly of cocaine, wrapped in black packages.
Three men desperately looked at huge black bundles in the Pacific off the coast of Colombia
The stranded men used the huge rocks to stay afloat after their boat sunk when it was hit by a wave, according to local media.
The three men were saved when life rings were thrown at them and the trio received medical care because they had been floating for hours.
Video images of the men in the water were recorded by rescuers and showed the moment they were pulled out of the ocean.
The authorities reportedly confirmed that the packages contained 1.2 tonnes of cocaine and that the three men were arrested and detained.
It is thought that the men's boat sank after being hit by a wave of 30 nautical miles off the coast of Tumaco
According to Colombian media, the men & # 39; should be prosecuted for drug trafficking, trafficking and treatment. It is unclear whether they have been charged at this stage.
Reports also indicate that a person on the boat was not rescued during the operation and the Navy continues to search the area.
The Colombian Navy is said to have seized 163 tons of cocaine so far.
The Colombian navy saved the men and they were arrested. A fourth man reportedly aboard is still missing
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