Drugs: Seizure of 45 kg of cocaine and 65 kg of marijuana at sea!

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On the night of October 2, the surveillance frigate Germinal of the French Navy in the Antilles intercepted a go fast suspected of drug trafficking some XNUMX nautical miles west of the island of Dominica after an appointment you at sea with a fishing vessel.

Chased by the surveillance frigate Germinal and his Panther helicopter, the go fast threw several bales into the sea before fleeing. The immediate intervention of the Germinal's visiting team enabled the recovery of bales, the content of which is estimated at 45 kg of cocaine (equivalent to 140 sachets of cocaine which will not circulate in the streets) and 000 kg marijuana (the equivalent of 65 joints).

The resources of the armed forces in the Antilles regularly operate in coordination with the other French administrations as well as those of foreign partners from the Caribbean and the European Union, to suppress drug trafficking on the high seas. This operation takes stock of this In 2016, nearly 3,68 tonnes of drugs intercepted at sea by the joint action of all the State services in the Antilles maritime area. _AF

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