Chilean Navy ship shoots down Peruvian drug trafficking boat

Posted on July 27, 2012 • Filed under: Chile, Crime, Drug Activity, Organized Crime, Peru, Police/Military Activity

A vessel belonging to the Navy in Chile fired bullets after a Peruvian boat entered Chilean waters and engaged in a drug transaction. The Peruvian boat, docked at Caleta Vitor, was transporting 38 kilos of pressed marijuana. It had docked late at night, when four individuals arrived in a van to receive the shipment, Soy Arica reports. At that time, Navy officials attempted to intercept the transaction. The occupants of the van fled, and two Peruvians attempted to flee on the boat. The Navy ship fired a warning flare, which the Peruvians ignored. After shooting at the boat’s engines, Naval authorities were able to bring the ship down. One of the suspects was injured and is in critical condition in the hospital. The other suspect was arrested. Read Article

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