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8.3 Tonnes Of Cocaine Seized In The Caribbean Sea


French naval vessels Le Germinal and La Combatante have seized 8.3 tonnes of cocaine during patrols in the Caribbean Sea.

One of the three seizures occurred on the high seas off Martinique.

The surveillance frigate Le Germinal seized over 6 tonnes of cocaine, while La Combatante seized over 2 tonnes.

The Forces Armées Aux Antilles Facebook page declared that “These first seizures of 8.3 tonnes in just 9 days in 2024 showcase the state’s unwavering determination to relentlessly combat drug trafficking in the Caribbean and the Atlantic.”

The Facebook post also highlighted that the drug seizures were the result of close international and inter-ministerial cooperation.

As per Martinique media, French Navy officials offloaded dozens of bales of cocaine seized by La Combattante from a sailboat last week Monday.

Two days earlier, the frigate Le Germinal returned to base with over 6 tonnes of cocaine recovered from two fishing vessels.

Several suspects are presently in custody, and they will face trial soon.

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  1. Wow! this is why the gangstas actin up so here…bc they supplies being confiscated great job Soliders, We Salute you here in St Lucia. Keep it up!.

  2. This right there is bullsh*7! This does absolutely nothing to help the Caribbean people . . . it only serves to protect the US. Trying to prevent drugs from entering the US. But what about the protection of the Caribbean from all these illegal guns? The majority of illegal guns are coming from the US. Do we see any news caption saying “Shipment of guns intercepted”? Not at all. Because the US is raking in billions from the illegal gun trade.
    Sorry, this news story is bullsh*7!


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