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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:09 AM
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Colombian navy finds drug stash on training vessel
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 10:11 AM by dArKeR
Sunday, Apr 18, 2004,Page 1

A stash of cocaine and heroin was found aboard the Colombian navy's main training ship shortly before it was to sail for the US, the navy said on Friday, in a fresh embarrassment for the nation's scandal-plagued security forces.

The government said it had suspended the boat's 75 crew members after officials found 16.5kg of heroin and 10kg of cocaine hidden in the engine room of the historic sailing ship the Gloria.

"The government would rather see the ship rot than let this type of crime continue rotting our national dignity," the government said in a news release, adding that the crew would remain suspended until those responsible were found.

The Gloria, which takes trainees on round-the-world trips designed to improve Colombia's image, was due to sail for the US and Europe next month.

A country that is and has been in debt for 30 years of Fascist puppet rule... where do they get money to finance a World Tour?
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