Published On: Thu, Nov 19th, 2015

The Friesland intercepted more drugs

FrieslandWILLEMSTAD - Last weekend the navy ship Zr.Ms. Friesland intercepted a go-fast with 515 kilos of cocaine35 miles south of the Dominican Republic. It is the third interception in a month, so the counter is now at 1250 kg of cocaine seized by the Friesland.

The interception was done in collaboration with a maritime patrol aircraft from the US Customs and Border Patrol.

After the so-called go-fast was discovered, the crew tried to flee. Then the fast interceptor craft FRISC of Friesland was launched, which was able to stop the boat during their attempt to escape. US Law Enforcement Detachment which is stationed aboard the Dutch navy ship, arrested the crew and took the seized drugs. The suspects have been transferred to US authorities.

In early November the Dutch navy ship Friesland intercepted a drug shipment with 440 kilograms of cocaine. Two weeks earlier, this was also the case, when 90 miles north of Colombia a shipment of 315 kilos was intercepted.

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