Local reports say that law enforcement officers in Martinique seized illegal weapons and 1.4 tonnes of cocaine in several towns on the French Caribbean Island last week in a probe that started in 2018.
As a result of the record drug bust, investigators arrested six men between 39 and 56 years of age, all with previous drug trafficking offences to their names.
A court had previously sentenced two of them to terms of six and twelve years in prison for drug-related crimes.
Fort-de-France Prosecutor Clarisse Taron said traffickers intended to sell the cocaine that investigators recently seized in Europe.
The haul has a street value of 45 million Euros.
Martinique law enforcement authorities have intercepted some 4.5 tonnes of cocaine since June 2021.