Seychelles President Applauds EU-NAVFOR For Drug Seizure

Seychelles’ President Wavel Ramkalawan has applauded the recent seizures of 27.6 kg of illicit drugs by the French vessel Le Floréal, State House said Thursday. According to a press statement from the EU Naval Forces (EU-NAVFOR) Somalia, the French surveillance frigate, under Operation Atalanta’s command, carried out four consecutive drugs seizures in the international waters during a counter-piracy patrol between…

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CTF150 Frigate Languedoc Makes Major Drug Bust

June 9, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Sunday June 6, 2021, the visiting team of the Frigate multi-missions (FREMM) Languedoc discovered more than 400kg of narcotics on board a dhow boarded on the high seas. Currently deployed in the Gulf as part of Operation AGÉNOR to secure the Strait of Hormuz, FREMM Languedoc was occasionally engaged in an operation to…

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USS Wichita Interdicts $12 Million of Narcotics in the Caribbean Sea

May 21, 2021 – Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 402 seized an estimated $12 million in suspected drugs, May 1. While on routine patrol, Wichita’s embarked helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, Detachment 8 located a go-fast vessel (GFV) in…

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Colombian Navy seizes more than one ton of Cocaine

December 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – So far this year, more than 130 tons of the illicit substance have been seized in the Colombian Caribbean. In the last hours, Coast Guard units from Coveñas managed to seize more than a ton of cocaine hydrochloride, aboard a Go-Fast boat that was abandoned by its crew on the beaches of the municipality…

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USS Ralph Johnson Seizes One Ton of Narcotics in Arabian Sea

December 7, 2020 – Everett -based USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), deployed to U.S. Fifth Fleet and operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), interdicted a shipment of more than 2,000lbs (900kgs) of suspected narcotics from a stateless dhow in the international waters of the Arabian Sea, Dec. 4. This seizure, conducted in direct support of CMF’s Combined…

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HMS Montrose Intercepts 450 Kilograms of Methamphetamine

October 21, 2020 – Sailors and Royal Marines from HMS Montrose intercepted over 450 kilograms of methamphetamine, with a wholesale value of £18 million, during a counter-narcotics operation in the Arabian Sea. The operation, which was part of the Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) Operation SEA SHIELD, was an international effort involving several of the CMF’s 33 member nations and partners.…

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