Containers found to contain cocaine

Drug control police found 122 kilograms of cocaine on a boat coming from Colombia. Packets of  the drug were found hidden in three supposedly empty containers when police went through each one of the 48 containers on board.

Officials from the security ministry coordinated with Colombian authorities to intercept the illegal shipment that left from the port of Turbo in Colombia. They said they are now looking into whether this specific smuggling route is part of a consistent operation.

“At this moment investigation has begun to find the source of these drugs and to see if this is a common route,” said Vice Minister Gustavo Mata.

The ship was the “Eastern Bay” and 47 of its 48 storage containers were either totally empty or only had cocaine in them. Mata confirmed that no arrests have been made.

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