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US, Panamanian Officers Capture Cocaine Filled Boat

US, Panamanian Officers Capture Cocaine Filled Boat

The United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agency says its crew along with the Panamanian Navy recently captured a “cocaine-filled go-fast style vessel” in the Caribbean Sea.” Five Colombians on board were arrested.

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CBP said the cocaine with an estimated wholesale value of US$114.6 million was found by the crew that located and tracked the vessel as they carried out maritime patrols

“The AMO P-3 crew maintained the initial radar contact of the target of interest, a 45-foot long, blue, open hull go-fast with four out-board engines,” CBP said. “Five individuals could be seen onboard removing a tarp that covered a portion of the vessel.”

It’s reported that after spotting the aircraft and vessel, the individuals onboard the go-fast began dumping the suspected contraband into the sea

“The go-fast departed the area after dumping over 80 bales of contraband, later identified as cocaine.”

CBP said the Panamanian Navy interdicted the go-fast, and took five Colombians into custody

In addition, it said 8,791 pounds of cocaine was recovered from the scene, at the estimated wholesale value of US$114.6 million