$30 Million of Cocaine Recovered From Sea

From Times Wire Reports

An international anti-drug patrol plucked an estimated $30 million worth of cocaine from the sea after it was abandoned by smugglers, Colombia's navy said.

The cocaine, weighing about a ton, was tossed into the sea Saturday by the crew of a boat about 180 miles off Colombia's Caribbean coast, the navy said.

Members of a joint patrol from Colombia, the U.S., Britain and the Netherlands chased the suspected smugglers after a reconnaissance plane spotted the vessel. The boat raced back to shore, and the crew escaped.

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