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Salvadoran authorities seize 3.1 tons of cocaine

Salvadoran authorities seize 3.1 tons of cocaine

San Salvador, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Naval Force of El Salvador reported on Monday the seizure of 3.1 tons of cocaine and the arrests of three Ecuadorians who were transporting it through the country's jurisdictional waters.

According to the report, the drug is worth 77 million dollars and it was seized more than 800 kilometers southwest of the Acajutla Port, as confirmed by President Nayib Bukele.

A tweet from the president noted that three Ecuadorians were detained on the boat carrying the narcotics and will be placed under arrest by authorities.

So far this year, Salvadoran authorities have confiscated 9.7 tons of different drugs, mainly cocaine and marijuana, whose value has been estimated at 1.223 billion dollars.

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