French law enforcement officers seized eighteen bales containing 480 kilos of cocaine aboard a vessel on the high seas Southwest of Martinique.
The drug bust occurred on Sunday, October 22, 2023, according to the Forces Armées Aux Antilles Facebook page.
According to the Facebook post, based on information from the National Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigations, the French Navy vessel Dumont d’Urville intercepted a boat carrying the drugs.
Eighteen bales aboard the boat tested positive for cocaine.
Four crew members are currently in custody in the Martinique capital, Fort de France, in connection with the discovery of the illegal narcotics.
Headline photo: Courtesy Forces Armées Aux Antilles