Three In Custody In Martinique After 426 Kilos Of Cocaine Seized At Sea

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Three individuals are in custody at the Ducos prison in neighbouring Martinique after the French Navy vessel Dumont d’Urville, supported by Dutch air assets, seized 426 kilos of cocaine North of Aruba.

A post on the Forces Armées Aux Antilles Facebook page said the drug bust occurred on October 21.

According to the release, the cocaine was aboard a go-fast boat with no nationality marks.

A total of 14 bales tested positive for the drug, and law enforcement officials took three individuals on board the go-fast boat into custody.

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The French navy vessel transported the trio to Martinique, where they made a court appearance and were remanded in custody.

So far, for the year, the French armed forces in the Caribbean have made eight drug busts, amounting to four tons of narcotics.

Headline photo courtesy Forces Armées Aux Antilles Facebook

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  1. So how they know that it is cocaine if they did not put it in thier nose hole leave the people cocaine alone so that they can earn money and provide for their families

    • Lol I mean ministers and barons sell their cocaine now they have big positions and lots of money and then they get their name cleared out of any wrong doing. Ask yourselves why aren’t they being arrested??


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