El Salvador Navy stops new cocaine shipment and arrests Ecuadorians

El Salvador Navy stops new cocaine shipment and arrests Ecuadorians
El Salvador Navy stops new cocaine shipment and arrests Ecuadorians

El Salvador has made five drug seizures in the last seven weeks worth more than US$160 million, President Nayib Bukele reported.

By AFP

The Salvadoran Navy has arrested three Ecuadorians who were transporting 750 kilos of cocaine on a boat in the Pacific Ocean, President Nayib Bukele said.

“Our National Navy intercepted another vessel 610 nautical miles (1,130 kilometers) southwest of Bocana El Cordoncillo, Estero de Jaltepeque,” the Salvadoran president said on his account on the social network X.

The three Ecuadorian citizens who were transporting the drugs, which have an estimated value of US$19 million, “were arrested,” Bukele said.

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With this seizure, El Salvador has seized five drugs in the last seven weeks for a value of more than US$160 million, the president said.

The Salvadoran Navy frequently seizes cocaine in the Pacific Ocean, a route used by cartels to transport drugs from South America to the United States.

 
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