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435 kg of cannabis seized at sea off Guadeloupe

435 kg of cannabis seized at sea off Guadeloupe

On the night of February 11, during an air-sea surveillance patrol led by the Armed Forces in the Antilles (FAA), the surveillance frigate Germinal intervened on a suspicious fast boat without visible nationality mark on the high seas in the south- west of Guadeloupe. The go-fast fled when the soldiers approached, while throwing bundles into the sea. The five occupants were stopped and 11 bundles were recovered and tested positive for cannabis, representing 435 kg.

On the instructions of the public prosecutor of Fort-de-France, the narcotics, the boat and the suspects were handed over to the Caribbean branch of the anti-narcotics office (OFAST). This operation was carried out under the direction of the prefect of Martinique, delegate of the Government for the action of the State at sea and the commander of maritime zone of the Antilles.

This second seizure of the year 2022 for the FAA follows the operation carried out by Germinal on January 29 which made it possible to recover 680 kg of cocaine from the hands of drug traffickers. The seizure of February 11 represents for them a loss of more than one million euros for goods that were probably intended for West Indian consumers.

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