El Salvador navy seizes record 6.3 metric tons (aka: 14,000 pounds) of cocaine worth $160 Million Dollars!

MEXICO CITY (AP) — El Salvador’s navy (Fuerza Naval de El Salvadorhas seized 6.3 metric tons (aka: 14,000 pounds) of cocaine from a semi-submersible boat in the Pacific Ocean.

The Salvadoran anti-narcotics police division says that four Colombians and a Guatemalan were detained aboard the vessel.

El Salvador navy seizes record 6.3 metric tons (aka: 14,000 pounds) of cocaine worth $160 Million Dollars!

Police said Monday the boat was spotted about 185 nautical miles offshore.

It had been modified to sit low in the water to avoid detection.

The largest previous drug bust in El Salvador was a 5.1-ton shipment of cocaine found at warehouses in the capital of San Salvador in 1993.

The cocaine from this week’s seizure had an estimated value of $160 million.

El Salvador navy seizes record 6.3 metric tons (aka: 14,000 pounds) of cocaine worth $160 Million Dollars!

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