February 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – This Sunday (14), the Brazilian Navy (MB) and the Federal Police (PF) intercepted and seized a vessel loaded with cocaine in Brazilian jurisdictional waters. The interception was carried out by the Ocean Patrol Ship Araguari, about 270 km from the coast of Recife-PE.
The unprecedented operation was carried out with extensive international coordination, involving the Maritime Operations and Analysis Center – Narcotic (MAOC-N), based in Lisbon / Portugal, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA/USA) and the National Crime Agency (NCA/Kingdom) Kingdom), allowing the identification of a large amount of narcotics in a catamaran sailboat that would have left Brazil for Europe.
Inside the vessel, five Brazilian crewmembers were arrested, who were taken to the Federal Police Superintendence in the State of Pernambuco. The seized vessel is being escorted by the Brazilian Navy Patrol Ship to Recife, with the support of Federal Police from the Emergency Intervention Group (GPI) who participated in the actions.