VIDEO: Criminals flee semi-submersible packed with cocaine

According to Reuters, the Colombian Navy has seized 1.8 tonnes of cocaine from a semi-submersible vessel in the South Pacific.

Admiral Orlando Cubillos told Reuters that people manning the boat jumped into the water when they saw the authorities and fled to a mangrove area, abandoning the semi-submersible loaded with the drugs. The drugs found aboard the 17-metre vessel were valued at $60 million.

The Colombian Navy has intercepted more than $200 million worth in merchandise belonging to the FARC dissident group Bloque Occidental Alfonso Cano, with the seizure of more than 5.8 tons of narcotics, three semi-submersible naval devices and three speedboats.

Last month, the Independent released this video of a semi-submersible capture by the Navy.

Admiral Orlando Cubillos told Reuters: “The semi-submersible type naval device was intercepted when subjects tried to remove it through an area of estuary located north of the department of Nariño and who, upon noticing the presence of the authorities, threw themselves into the water, fleeing through an area of estuaries, abandoning in that way a speedboat.”

When the boat was inspected, 90 sacks were found containing several rectangular packages, which were then transferred to the dock of the Tumaco Coast Guard station. Once there, the members of the technical investigation corps of the prosecutor’s office carried out the approved preliminary identification test with a positive result for cocaine.

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