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Submarine with almost two tons of cocaine stopped off Colombia

The South American country is considered to be the largest producer of cocaine, which is sold all over the world. Now the Navy has made a big catch off the Pacific coast of Colombia.

Bogotá – A submarine with cocaine worth more than 60 million dollars (around 51 million euros) has been tracked off Colombia.

The Navy intercepted the boat with more than 1.8 tons of cocaine, according to a release Thursday off the Pacific coast of the Nariño Department in the south-west of the country. This prevented the trade in and consumption of more than 4.5 million doses of drugs in countries in the region. When the crew of the boat noticed the security forces, the men jumped into the water and fled to the impassable mangrove area.

Submarines carrying drug deliveries are repeatedly seized on Colombia's coasts. The country is considered to be the largest cocaine producer in the world. dpa

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