Thursday, September 2, 2021

Western Block Alfonso Cano lose another big cocaine shipment

The Colombian Navy seized a semi-submersible carrying 1.8 tonnes of cocaine. It belonged to FARC splinter group the Western Block Alfonso Cano. FARC officially laid down arms in a peace deal in 2016, but dissident factions continue to operate in the country's rural southwest and east, key cocaine producing and smuggling areas. The semisubmersible's crew abandoned ship and swam to shore, escaping into the jungle. Colombian marines found 90 sacks of one-kilo bricks. The total haul was 1,870 kilos, with an estimated wholesale value over $60m.
The Colombian Navy has seized 5.8 tonnes of cocaine of the Alfonso Cano group over the past month.