Colombian Cocaine Bust

Surprise, surprise. Colombian officials have seized a boat transporting cocaine into Latin America. The boat was captured by the Colombian Navy on Tuesday. This vessel, which was flying under St. Vincent and the Grenadian flags, was found to be hauling a load of 5.2 tons of cocaine. The cocaine was being shipped from Panama to Guatemala when it was intercepted by the Colombian Navy. All 14 crew members, 8 of which were Colombian, were apprehended. This brings the grand total of cocaine confiscated by the Colombian Navy just this year to 22.8 tons. Although Columbia is no longer the largest cocaine producing country in Latin America, it is still a major problem. Cocaine production has now spread to the entire region, and it will take a focused effort by the governments of Latin America to confront this issue.


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