Published On: Wed, Mar 9th, 2016

Navy intercepted 600 kilos of cocaine on the coast of Venezuela

Dutch navyWILLEMSTAD - The crew of the navy ship Zr. Ms. The Seven Provinces has intercepted 600 kilos of cocaine on the coast of Venezuela.

According to an announcement of the Ministry of Defense, the drug was found last Thursday.

Two suspected Venezuelan fishing boats were spotted from a plane. “We have surprised both boats before sunrise with our helicopter and small fast boats that we have on board,” said Commander Jansen.

US Law Enforcement Detachment which accompanied the crew on the Zr. Ms. The Seven Provinces especially for these actions, have searched both boats for contraband. A total of 600 kg of cocaine was seized. The suspect boats and their crew have been transferred to the Venezuelan Coast Guard.

This was the second drug interception this week for the crew of the navy ship Zr. Ms. The Seven Provinces.

During the first action, the navy intercepted 400 kg of marijuana.

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