Russians help Nicaragua patrol Caribbean waters

The Nicaraguan Navy is executing “Operation Sovereignty” in recently recovered Caribbean waters thanks to intelligence help from the Russians

A recent high-seas drug bust in Caribbean waters 150 miles off Nicaragua’s northeastern coast demonstrates how Russia is helping the Nicaraguan Navy to patrol its newly acquired maritime territory won from Colombia in last year’s world court ruling.

The drug bust, executed by the Nicaraguan Navy with intelligence provided from Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN), captured more than 116 kilograms of cocaine smuggled through Caribbean waters 36 nautical miles northeast of the Colombian island of Quitasueño.

The Old Border: Colombia used its claim to the Archipelago of San Andres to encroach on Nicaragua’s maritime boundaries. Last Thursday’s bust was inside Nicaragua’s recovered waters.

The narco intercept, which occurred the night of April 4 as part of “Operation Sovereignty,” is perhaps Nicaragua’s farthest-reaching drug bust to date. It occurred in waters that were awarded to Nicaragua in last November’s ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which Colombia still refuses to recognize.

 “Organized crime has been operating in this zone and we are there permanently; this bust demonstrates the long arm of our sovereignty in our waters,” said Army spokesman Colonel Orlando Palacios.

The navy recovered an abandoned go-fast boast and 116 kilos of the drugs that were pitched overboard (the army presumes the rest of the drugs floated away). The smugglers apparently escaped on a second boat that was there to make the handoff, according to the military’s report to local media.

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  • billk

    nice to see the Cocain Importation Agrnicy busted…..billk

  • Sondra

    Obama encouraged and helped Nicaragua to stole Colombian maritime territory owns by Colombia for over 200 years, Obama also is working with Argentine to take Falkland Islands from England, while he pretends is his friend… Obama treacherous, evil man. Plus Obama owns Colombians explanations about his name on Raul Reyes (Farc’s leader of this terrorist group)his secret meetings with Farc leaders when he was a senator from Illinois. Every Colombian knows that Obama sent Russian troops to intimidated Colombian government to seek help, Venezuela’s people also knows that Obama was an allied of Hugo Chavez, also he supported Hugo Chavez to built the Iranian bases in Venezuela in the isle of Paraguana, 120 miles from the Colombian border. This man is creating the third world war and many ignorant people not even have the capability to understand it.

  • Sondra

    The drug trafficking is very true from Mexico to Argentine, but Nicaragua produces cocaine also & send it via Mexico to the US and Canada…but is kind of secret, but that most important is that Obama is using Russians not only in Nicaragua and other nations, but here in the US,Check the video: Why are we training Russian Troops in the US, they work under the United Nations and disguised of designating them World Heritage Sites, thus allowing foreign troops and United Nations agencies to take over our country in a soft coup d’état. The are using heavily equipped armored vehicles carrying the “Special Response Team” logo in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Heritage site in Gatlinburg, TN ” It is a deadly serious piece of equipment never before used inside the US until now.

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