Some 78.4kg of cocaine and heroin have been seized by the Colombian Navy from the containership Hansa Augsburg, which was berthed at Puerto Bolivar, Colombia.
The drugs were found inside two cylinders welded to the underside of the vessel’s hull. Reports say that the Navy knew what they were looking for and where, which suggests they were acting on intelligence.
The ship and its crew were not under suspicion and were permitted to leave the port on schedule for Haina, Dominican Republic, where the vessel arrived on Monday.
The handysize boxship is owned by Germany’s Leonhardt and Blumberg, and is scheduled to call in the coming days at Miami, which is likely to have been the contraband’s intended destination.