U.S. military intercepts 1,700 kilos of cocaine off coasts of Ecuador, Panama

Posted on January 31, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Panama, Police/Military Activity

The crew of a fleet of aircraft Customs and Border Protection (CBP, for its acronym in English) U.S. intercepted two boats in open waters carrying more than 1,700 kilos of cocaine worth more than $ 130 million. The CBP, based in Jacksonville (Florida), reported today that the seizure of the drug occurred in two separate cases while on patrol as part of the activities against drug trafficking National Center Air Operations Security (NASOC). The first incident occurred on Jan. 17 when the crew of a plane CBP P-3 detected a ship in waters off the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, which was towing four rafts. Read Article

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