Colombian Navy avoids contamination with drugs of a cargo ship that would have been destined to Mexico

With this strike against drug trafficking, the Pacific Naval Force prevented the entry of approximately four million dollars to transnational criminal organizations.

In the course of a maritime security operation, Colombian Navy units detected the suspicious movement of a vessel for the transport of pilot pilots, in which cocaine and more than one hundred million pesos in cash were being transported.

The events occurred late at night when a Coast Guard Rapid Reaction Unit in a sea control exercise, detected the vessel named «Titan» whose pilot, a 55 year old man, was navigating without lights and on an unusual route, which docked at the tourist pier of Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca.

During the inspection of the vessel, the uniformed officers found five black suitcases, four of which contained 111 rectangular packages, similar to those used by illegal transnational organizations for drug trafficking, and one with $100,450,000 pesos in cash.

The individual and the material were taken to the Buenaventura Coast Guard Station, where officers of the National Police Criminal Investigation Task Force performed the Homologated Preliminary Identification Test (PIPH) on the substance found in the packages, which was positive for 111 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride.

It appears that this shipment of narcotics was intended to be loaded onto a cargo vessel with Mexico as the final destination.

The subject, the vessel and the alkaloid were handed over to the competent authorities.

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