Cargo boat yields 300 kilos of cocaine when agents inspect the hull

The cocaine is coming in so fast and furious that police need a forklift to handle it.

Or at least to lift what smugglers used to hide the drugs.

Some 300 kilos of cocaine turned up in  cargo ship over the weekend when anti-drug agents and members of the Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas  searched it while the craft was tied up at Moín.

The cargo boat began its trip in Puerto de Turbo, Antioquia, Colombia, said the  Policía de Control de Drogas.

The 300 one-kilo packages of cocaine were inside a metal structure that was affixed to the hull of the ship, they said.

No one has been detained, said police, because the investigation is continuing.

Using an ocean-going cargo ship is a change in tactics because smugglers usually load cocaine on small fastboats with three 200-horsepower outboard motors. However, they have used submarines in the past as well as aircraft.

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