More than a ton and a half of cocaine was seized off a boat off the Caribbean coast of Colombia in a joint operation between the Colombian and Panamanian military.
The Colombian Armed Forces said in a statement that the speed boat was intercepted 45 miles northeast off the coast of the island of San Andrés on Sunday.
Military surveillance video footage shows a military helicopter and boat giving chase after the vessel that was bound for an unknown country in Central America.
Five individuals aboard the boat dumped some of the containers filled with cocaine into the Caribbean Sea as part of their attempt to avoid capture.
Over a ton and a half of cocaine was seized in an operation between the Colombian and Panamanian military on Sunday. A speed boat manned by five Colombian nationals was spotted and stopped 45 miles off the island of San Andrés. 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 turned) were captured Sunday in a speed boat headed for Central American with over a ton and half of cocaine
The speed boat loaded with over a ton and half of cocaine was stopped 45 miles off the Colombian island of San Andrés on Sunday
The military servicemen were able to recover the containers before escorting the suspects to a Colombian Coast Guard base in the island of San Andrés and turning them over to local authorities.
According to Infobae, the suspects were all identified as Colombian nationals.
The cocaine shipment was split into 62 plastic covered packages.
‘The Military Forces of Colombia work together in the development of forceful operations against drug trafficking, in order to provide security in the most remote places of the Colombian geography,’ the Armed Forces said in a statement.
A Colombian military vessel tracks down a speed boat transporting a ton and a half of cocaine to Central America
The massive shipment of a ton and a half of cocaine was split into 62 plastic covered bundles
The Colombian military followed the massive cocaine bust by intercepting a second vessel Wednesday 133 miles off the coast of San Andrés.
The Army and Armed Forces recovered 1.2 tons of the Type-A party drug that was divided into 45 bags and arrested three men.
The suspects, according to Infobae, were citizens of Nicaragua.
On Tuesday, the Colombian military detained three Nicaraguan nationals traveling on a speed boat with 1.2 tons of cocaine. The drugs were reportedly being delivered to Central American before it was seized 133 miles off San Andrés, an island located off Colombia’s Caribbean coast
Three Nicaraguan men turned themselves over after they were caught by the Colombian military Wednesday transporting 1.2 tons of cocaine