Ventôse Cocaine Bust off Dominica

June 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – Committed to the fight against drug trafficking since May 23, 2019, the surveillance frigate Ventose made the interception of a Go Fast on the night of Sunday, May 26 to Monday, May 27, 2019, off the coast of Dominica .

While the helicopter embarked on board is in surveillance flight, it detects, not far from a tapouille, a boat Go Fast type fast remoteness. This suspicious situation triggers the launching of the Ventôse Armed Forces speedboat by the visiting team. Then begins a chase of one hour per dark night during which the Go fast refuses to respond to the injunctions to stop and proceeds to the rejection at sea of ​​13 bales. After several summons, the Panther helicopter fired warning shots on the front of the Go Fast which eventually stopped. Immediately, the visiting team approaches the Go Fast, takes control and secures it.

In the balance sheet, 15 bales (13 fished at sea and 2 remained on the Go Fast) were recovered representing the seizure of 416 kilograms of cocaine. The crew, speedboat and cocaine were handed over to the Caribbean antenna of the Central Office for the Suppression of Illicit Traffic in Narcotics (OCRTIS Caribbean) on Monday, May 27, 2019. Moreover, the elements intercepted at sea already allow OCRTIS Caribbean investigators to continue their investigations, within a regional framework, to dismantle criminal organizations.