Drugs Found Aboard Colombian Warship

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Adm. Mauricio Soto, the commander of the Colombian Navy, said about 37 pounds of cocaine and 22 pounds of heroin were found Thursday in the engine room of the Gloria — a three-masted sailing ship that is the pride of the Colombian Navy and which was to embark next month on a six-month trip to the United States and Europe.


Colombian President Alvaro Uribe suspended the ship’s entire 75-member crew pending an investigation and postponed the ship’s voyage next month, saying he preferred the boat “rot in place instead … of rotting the national honor.” Three sailors were arrested.