Havana, May 8. – Cuba's Coast Guard confiscated 424 kilograms of marihuana thrown overboard by drug traffickers for later retrieval in the eastern province of Camaguey.
"The load, 12 packs and 55 bales of drug, was secured by our combatants in different points of Sabina l and Guajaba keys, after the caches were thrown into the sea," said Captain Yoani Borrell, quoted by Granma newspaper.
This is one of the latest drug-trafficking operations frustrated by authorities in Cuba, where the sea currents have brought drug packages to shore, thrown overboard by criminal organizations from vessels and airplanes. So, small ships pick them up and trafficking continues towards the world largest markets in the United States and Europe.
Those packages are the largest drug threat for Cuba, a country that does not produce or consume drugs, which is recognized by specialized international organizations.
Over nine tons of drugs were seized in 2011, most of them from recovered drug packages.(Prensa Latina)