BOGOTA – The Colombian navy seized more than one ton of cocaine over the weekend, raising the total quantity of the narcotic confiscated in the Caribbean this year to 21 tons, officials said.
The nearly 1.25 tons of cocaine were seized Sunday aboard a boat spotted in Arboletes, a sector in the northwestern province of Antioquia, the navy said.
The three men aboard the boat threw the bales of cocaine into the sea and managed to get away.
The operation was carried out jointly with Colombia’s drug enforcement agency and the DAS security agency, the navy said.
The cocaine, which has a market value of more than $28 million, apparently belonged to one of the drug gangs that operate in the area, the navy said.
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