Royal Navy Seizes £160 Million Worth of Drugs in the Caribbean

October 3, 2020 – A Royal Navy task group has prevented drugs worth more than £160 million from potentially reaching the UK on two daring operations in the Caribbean. RFA Argus, alongside her Wildcat and Merlin helicopters, Royal Marines and US Coast Guard teams, worked with Dutch Navy ship HNLMS Groningen to seize 1.7 tonnes of cocaine and 28kg of…

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‘Drug hunter’ Groningen strikes again in the Caribbean

October 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Groningen has again stopped 2 drug shipments in the Caribbean. This concerns the 4th and 5th catch within a month. Last Saturday, the navy ship intercepted almost 284 kilos of drugs and on Monday even 1,720 kilos of cocaine and 29 kilos of crystal meth. How much was actually taken off the market…

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Third Drug Bust This Month for HNLMS Groningen

September 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Groningen has intercepted a drug shipment in the Caribbean for the third time this month. The day before yesterday, the patrol ship managed to stop a sailing boat with 80 kilos of cocaine on board with the Caribbean Coast Guard. The counter for Groningen thus stands at 1 ton of drugs intercepted in…

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Second Drug Bust in Three Days for HNLMS Groningen

September 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Dutch warship Groningen has intercepted a drug transport for the 2nd time in 3 days. In the Caribbean Sea, the patrol ship was able to force a so-called go-fast to stop last Friday. He had an estimated 465 kilos of cocaine on board. Last week, the crew already intercepted 455 kilos of cocaine.…

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HNLMS Groningen Intercepts 455 Kilos of Cocaine and a Monkey

September 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Dutch naval vessel Groningen intercepted 455 kilos of cocaine the day before yesterday. That happened west of Aruba. There the station ship forced a so-called go-fast to stop. A Coast Guard Dash-8 maritime patrol plane discovered the speedboat on a well-known smuggling route in the Caribbean. Subsequently, the Groningen was called in, which…

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Two Dead in Dutch N90 Crash in the Caribbean Sea

July 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – In a crash with an NH90 maritime attack helicopter, two of the four crewmembers were killed. These are 34-year-old aviator Christine Martens and 33-year-old tactical coordinator Erwin Warnies. Both soldiers have the rank of lieutenant at sea in the 2nd class oldest category. The helicopter hit the Caribbean Sea near Aruba at the end…

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