The Colombian anti-drug police seized more than a ton of cocaine belonging to Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), valued at 18.6 million dollars, in a submarine.the sub transport would take the drugs to Costa Careyes, in the state of Jalisco, in the first week of September. Reveal a CDG-CJNG link.
A Mexican cartel received a strong blow from the Colombian anti-drug police, who seized more than a ton of cocaine that, valued at 18.6 million dollars, attempting to traffic in a semi-submersible or handmade construction submarine through waters of the Pacific Ocean to Mexico, Official sources in Bogotá announced this Monday.
The Anti-Narcotics Directorate of the National Police of Colombia, in a joint operation this Sunday with the Navy of that country, intercepted the boat off the coast of the southern Colombian department (state) of Nariño and captured three men, a police report supplied to EL UNIVERSAL.
The case reconfirmed that the CJNG, one of the most powerful organized crime organizations in Mexico in drug trafficking, maintains an intense presence in Colombia, which is the world’s leading producer of cocaine.
The Directorate explained that “this semi-submersible, which would have an approximate cost of 1.2 million dollars, has a cargo capacity of up to three tons and has a satellite navigation system that, according to the investigations, would allow it to reach its destination. in Costa Careyes, Mexican state of Jalisco, in the first week of September “next.
“The intelligence and criminal investigation work of the National Police, within the framework of the ´Operación Tritón´, indicate that the shipment would belong to the Armed Residual Organized Group (GAOR) E-30 (Colombian) and that the objective was to leave it in the hands ofthe cartelJalisco Nueva Generación,” he reconfirmed.
The inspections allowed the Colombian authorities to establish preliminarily that the vessel was carrying a total of 1,155 kilos of the drug, which “would reach a value of 18.6 million dollars in Mexico,” he said. [embedded content]
According to the official count, the E-30 organization is under the control of a Colombian identified with the alias of “Mahecha” and commits crimes in different municipalities of Nariño and other regions, as allegedly responsible for collective homicides and forced displacement.
“Additionally, the investigations, carried out in compliance with the Shock Plan ´Building security´, establish that this criminal structure would also have links in the matter of drug trafficking with the ´Cartel del Golfo´ de México and alliances in Colombia” with a mafia network known as Gentil Duarte, with the alleged objective of “expanding his criminal influence in the southwestern part of the country,” he pointed out.
The three crew members of the semi-submersible were at the disposal of the Colombian Attorney General’s Office, he reported.
El rastro the CJNG activated the alarms in Colombia for several years, after originating in Mexico, crossing through Central America and settling on Colombian soil in association with the National Liberation Army (ELN), a communist guerrilla movement accused of participating in business of international drug production and smuggling and money “laundering”.
The Anti-Narcotics Directorate revealed to EL UNIVERSAL in August 2018 that rebels of the ELN, the last Colombian insurgency and in arms since 1964, charged $ 70 per kilogram to guarantee the exit of cocaine shipments from that country to the Mexican port of Manzanillo, on the coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean, for the CJNG.
Colombian police and military authorities confirmed to this newspaper that there is an incessant deployment of Mexican drug traffickers in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Central America to direct the production, transport, distribution and commercialization of cocaine, in small missions or “ant” tasks and in gigantic operations of tons.
The Colombian government warned, in January 2017, of an unexpected increase since 2014 in the entry of Mexican drug traffickers – especially the Sinaloa cartels and CJNG – to “non-tourist” areas of that country to buy cocaine. The presence was detected in areas of production of this drug, such as the southern departments of Putumayo and Nariño, bordering Ecuador, and Norte de Santander (northeast), bordering Venezuela. The alarm about the accelerated criminal incursion of undercover Mexican gangsters such as tourists, businessmen, workers or students was recorded in a memorandum from the Colombian Foreign Ministry and in a note from the Attorney General’s Office.