The Colombian navy stopped a sailboat off the coast sailing from Cartagena to Cuba and found 90 kilos of cocaine aboard the ship. The three crew members were taken into custody and the narcotics were seized.
Colombian authorities seized a shipment of cocaine on a sailboat that sailed from Cartagena, Colombia, to Cuba.
Units of the Colombian Navy in coordination with the National Police of this country occupied 90 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, aboard the vessel with flag of Beliga, which sailed in the waters of the Magdalena department, explains an official statement.
The sailboat “Campeador” covered the route Cartagena – Cuba , without the required documentation, notes the press release from the authorities.
The ship and its two crew members, one of them Mexican, were taken to the Coast Guard Station of Barranquilla for a more detailed inspection where “four packages containing 100 rectangular packages were found, with what appeared to be narcotic substances”. (The Maritime Herald)
While the socialist Castro dictatorship continues to claim it is not involved in drug trafficking, Cuba is implicated in yet another drug bust in Latin America. Just last month, Panamanian authorities intercepted $90 million in drugs on a vessel that had arrived from Cuba.
Cuba’s socialist dictatorship has been suspected in dozens of drug busts over the last several decades. The corrupt and criminal Castro regime has strong ties to narco-terrorist organizations such as FARC and ELN in addition to Latin American drug cartels.