The Colombian Navy discovered a submarine with a cargo of $ 87 million off the Pacific coast: details of the origin of the “ghost ship” have been established.
According to the Daily Mail, not only were 2.6 tons of cocaine worth $87.7 million found on the 15-meter vessel, but also two dead people.
According to the main version of the Colombian authorities, the cause of death was poison gas poisoning. The two surviving crew members received the necessary medical care.
Spanish media reports that the submarine may have belonged to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist-Leninist guerrilla group active in Colombia from 1964 to 2017.
In addition to political goals, the group also engaged in drug trafficking, extortion, kidnapping, and other criminal activities to fund their movement.
The sources add that this is already the third found boat of the Narco series, and each could carry up to six tons of cargo. Vessels of this design can avoid radar because they can partially move underwater.
Earlier, Colombian troops also discovered and destroyed a cocaine processing center in a rural area near the northern city of Santa Marta.