Colombian hands over Nicaraguan fishermen
Once all the paperwork was completed, Colombian authorities completed the handover in international waters. The Family Welfare Institute was present during the operation because two 17-year-olds were among the crew.
The captain of the vessel remains in the island of San Andrés and is awaiting arraignment; four other crewmembers also remain in custody.
The Armada stressed it will continue to protect sovereignty and carry out naval operations aimed at protecting natural resources, guaranteeing the rights of the State, and the integrity of the lines of maritime communication; it will also continue to develop search and rescue activities and take action against transnational crimes.