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Cocaine Worth $15.7 Million Seized In The Caribbean Sea


The United States Coast Guard vessel Vigilant returned home to Cape Canaveral following a successful 60-day deployment in the Caribbean Sea.

The ship played a significant role in intercepting a drug trafficking venture, resulting in the seizure of cocaine worth an estimated $15.7 million.

Vigilant’s crew worked alongside the USS Leyte Gulf and detained six suspected drug traffickers during patrols in the Central and Eastern Caribbean seas.

The vessel also conducted a professional exchange with officials in Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts, and Nevis, promoting regional stability and security and strengthening partnerships.

In addition, while patrolling, Vigilant’s crew received a distress signal from a French-flagged sailing vessel.

Two French crew members were stranded at sea for over eight days, with no means of propulsion and no remaining drinking water.

Vigilant responded quickly, providing the crew with water, shelter, and medical aid until their safe return home.

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  1. All contraband seized in the Caribbean sea should be destroyed in the Caribbean.

    Caricom should renegotiate this partnership, what ever the street value of seized goods are Caricom should be granted the same about in financial grants to be distributed evenly amongst Caricom states.

  2. There are three things that are never satisfied,
    four that are never Say, ‘Enough !”:
    The grave, the barren womb, the land which is never satisfied with water,fire which says, ‘Enough !’


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