Colombia authorities clamp down on illicit international shipping

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According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 420 million containers move across the world’s oceans every year. While they’re supposed to carry legal goods, they are sometimes used to traffic drugs, arms and even people.

Colombia’s navy says they’re doing their part to stop the trade of illicit substances and drug trafficking through ocean bound containers.

CCTV’s Michelle Begue reports.

Colombia authorities clamp down on illicit international shipping

Colombia authorities clamp down on illicit international shipping

Colombia's navy says they're doing their part to stop the trade of illicit substances and drug trafficking through ocean bound containers.

While drugs continue to be smuggled in every way possible, Colombian authorities recently claimed victory in thwarting these efforts. In the first four months of 2016, officers have seized 82 tons of cocaine.