Shipwrecked Colombians clung to cocaine bales

Shipwrecked Colombians clung to cocaine balesThree suspected drug smugglers survived in shark-infested Pacific waters by clinging for hours to floating bales of cocaine, Colombia’s navy said Tuesday. The three Colombians are suspected of smuggling 1.2 tons of cocaine from Tumaco in Colombia when their boat was hit by a wave Saturday and capsized, Captain Jorge Maldonado of Colombia’s Task Force Against Drug Trafficking told AFP. “The coastguard arrived and these three people were floating on a material that by its characteristics resembled drugs,” said Maldonado.

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PHOTOS: China marks 70 years of communism with massive show of force

Wed Oct 2 , 2019
Soldiers of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) are seen in front of a sign marking the 70th founding anniversary of People’s Republic of China before a military parade on its National Day in Beijing, China October 1, 2019. (Photo: Thomas Peter/Reuters) China celebrated its growing power and confidence with a big display of military hardware and goose-stepping troops in Beijing on Tuesday, overseen by President Xi Jinping who pledged peaceful development on Communist China’s 70th birthday. The event is the country’s most important of the year as it looks to project its assurance in the face of mounting challenges, including nearly […]