The authorities in Columbia managed to seize a drug submarine that was carrying cocaine that is worth $18 million USD.
Yes, that much cocaine.
On August 23, 2020, the Columbian National Police confiscated the cocaine from a submarine that was made use to smuggle illegal substances all over the world.
Officers went inside the submarine and pulled out a number of cocaine packages.
The sub was owned by a cartel in Mexico, which authorities say is the fastest-growing cartel in the country.
According to reports, the narco submarine that was seized is valued at $1.2 million.
The submarine has the capability of carrying up to three tons of illicit substance.
The submarine had a navigation that was programmed to deliver the goods in Jalisco, Mexico, during the first week of September.
Intelligence reports revealed that shipment was arranged by the Grupos Armados Organizados Residuales E-30 [Residual Organized Armed Groups]. This group is considered one of the most dangerous criminal syndicates in Colombia.
The E-30 is linked with murders and kidnappings in the provinces of Nariño and Cauca.
The cartel had an agreement to sell 1,055 kilos of cocaine to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
The dropoff was supposed to happen in Costa Careyes, an exclusive resort town off the Pacific Ocean.