Instant speedboat with more than a ton of cocaine on board is intercepted by Colombia and Panama soldiers
- The Colombian army received help from its Panamanian counterpart on Sunday to intercept a speedboat carrying more than one and a half tons of cocaine.
- The Type-A party drug shipment was delivered to a country in Central America by five Colombian nationals, who were placed under arrest
- On Wednesday, the Colombian army seized another speedboat loaded with 1.2 tons of cocaine, also en route to Central America
- Three Nicaraguan nationals manning the ship were detained
More than one and a half tons of cocaine was seized from a boat off the Caribbean coast of Colombia in a joint operation between the Colombian and Panamanian military.
Colombia’s armed forces said in a statement that the speedboat was intercepted 75 miles northeast of the coast of San Andrés Island on Sunday.
Military surveillance video shows a military helicopter and boat chasing the ship bound for an unknown country in Central America.
Five people aboard the boat dumped some of the containers filled with cocaine into the Caribbean Sea as part of their effort to avoid capture.
More than one and a half tons of cocaine was seized on Sunday in an operation between the Colombian and Panamanian army. A speedboat manned by five Colombian nationals was spotted stopping 75 miles off San Andrés Island. The men dumped some of the containers filled with plastic bags of cocaine as part of their failed attempt to avoid capture
Five Colombian nationals (pictured with their backs to their hands) were captured on Sunday in a speedboat bound for Central America with more than one and a half tons of cocaine
The speedboat loaded with more than one and a half tons of cocaine was stopped on Sunday 75 miles off the Colombian island of San Andrés
The military was able to salvage the containers before escorting the suspects to a Colombian coastguard base on San Andrés Island and handing them over to local authorities.
According to infobae, the suspects were all identified as Colombian citizens.
The cocaine shipment was split into 62 plastic-wrapped packages.
“Colombia’s armed forces are collaborating to develop powerful counter-narcotics operations to provide security in the most remote areas of Colombia’s geography,” the military said in a statement.
A Colombian military vessel tracks down a speedboat carrying one and a half tons of cocaine to Central America
Massive shipment of one and a half tons of cocaine was split into 62 plastic-covered bundles
The Colombian army tracked the massive cocaine seizure by intercepting a second ship on Wednesday, 133 miles off the coast of San Andrés.
The military and armed forces have recovered 1.2 tons of the Type-A party drug that was divided into 45 bags and arrested three men.
The suspects were citizens of Nicaragua, according to Infobae.
The Colombian military detained three Nicaraguan nationals on Tuesday who were traveling on a speedboat carrying 1.2 tons of cocaine. The drugs were reportedly delivered to Central America before it was seized 133 miles from San Andrés, an island off Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
Three Nicaraguan men turned themselves in after being caught carrying 1.2 tons of cocaine by Colombian military on Wednesday