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The Colombian Navya found and seized a narco-submarine (semi-submersible) with the capacity to transport up to two tons of drugs in an artisanal shipyard in an area of the southwest of that country.
The discovery of the ship – which supposedly belonged to dissidents of the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) – took place in the San Miguel village, which is part of the municipality of Guapi, in the department of Cauca, the Colombian army said in a statement.
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So far in 2021, the Colombian Navy seized 23 semi-submersibles in the waters of the Colombian Pacific Ocean. The first of these characteristics was found by the Colombian authorities in 1993.
The information detailed that in the operation the troops of the Fluvial Battalion of Marine Infantry No. 42 found the artifact that measured 82 feet long, 6.5 feet wide, and almost 5 feet tall, and would have a capacity to transport approximately 2 tons of narcotics.
According to the investigations, the semi-submersible, whose construction was 90% advanced, supposedly it would be loaded to navigate through the estuaries and leave for the Mexican coast.
According to intelligence information, the device would be part of the drug trafficking chain of the Residual Organized Armed Group “Western Bloque Alfonso Cano”, a dissident of the FARC that profit from drug trafficking.
During the operation there were no captured and the material was destroyed in accordance with the established protocols, given the conditions of the terrain, they detailed in the message to the media.
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