Published On: Thu, Nov 13th, 2014

Navy Ship Holland intercepted 160 kilograms of cocaine in Caribbean Sea

1909155_10203836864496050_3335568547466108387_oWILLEMSTAD - In collaboration with the Caribbean Coastguard and the United States Coast Guard, the Zr.Ms. Holland intercepted a go-fast with drugs. About 160 kilograms of cocaine were seized during the operation.

The suspected smuggling boat was observed by the Dash 8 patrol aircraft of the Caribbean Coastguard. The go-fast was stopped after a short chase by the HITRON helicopter from the US Coast Guard who is stationed on board the Dutch naval vessel. This was done by using the board weapon to disable the outboard of the smuggling boat.

After this action the two fast vessels (FRISC) of the Zr.Ms. Holland were soon on the -spot. The 8958_10203836864776057_7163414304953689485_ncrew of one of these vessels was fishing the contraband out of the water that the go-fast crew had thrown overboard during the chase. The other crew conducted a boarding on the go-fast. There were several packages of cocaine found here. The go-fast crew was taken aboard the Holland and transferred together with their contraband to the US Coast Guard.

Zr.Ms. Holland is currently the station ship in the Caribbean that protects the Caribbean part of the Kingdom. It also hunts for drugs together with other partner countries. They are also available for any assistance to the islands during the hurricane season.

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