Floating Bales of Cocaine Saved These Shipwrecked Drug Smugglers


It is a new use for nose candy, as far as we know.

According to the Colombian Navy, 3 suspected drug smugglers have been rescued final Saturday following their boat capsized in the Pacific Ocean. All 3 guys have been found clutching to floating bales cocaine.

“The coastguard arrived and these 3 people today have been floating on a material that by its qualities resembled drugs,” mentioned Captain Jorge Maldonado of Colombia’s Job Force Against Drug Trafficking, Yahoo! News reported.

Authorities estimate that the capsized boat was hauling a total of 1.two tons of cocaine, an estimated street worth of about $30 million. The guys have been picked up roughly 30 nautical miles from the port of Tumaco. 

Colombian authorities say all 3 guys will be charged with drug trafficking. The Coast Guard is presently browsing for a fourth man that they think was lost following the boat capsized.

Floating packages of cocaine look to be washing up all more than North America these days. Final month, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, more than a dozen bricks of cocaine ended up on Florida’s shores. In Could, more than 100 pounds of weed and coke somehow floated onto a beach in Alabama, of all locations.

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