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Colombian drug smugglers clung to Alcoholic bales to Remain afloat after shipwreck

Last updated on October 3, 2019

Three suspected drug smugglers lived in shark-infested Pacific seas by minding hours to drifting bales of cocaine, Colombia’s navy said Tuesday.

From the time the guys were picked up about 30 nautical miles from Tumaco with a coastguard vessel, they’d been in the water for approximately seven hours, Maldonado said.

“The coastguard came and these 3 individuals were drifting on a substance that by its attributes used drugs,” said Maldonado.

The guys were taken ashore and all the floating bales, which tested positive for cocaine hydrochloride.

The guys were in good health and will face the costs of drug trafficking.

The hunt is ongoing for a fourth person whom the guys said was together with them.

“Quite possibly they had been on their way to Central America,” Maldonado said.

The port of Tumaco is among the main conduits for medication leaving Colombia for Central America and the USA.

Colombia remains the world’s biggest producer of cocaine, along with also the United States its main customer.