French Navy Seizes Six Tons of Cocaine in Gulf of Guinea
(Bloomberg) -- The French navy seized six tons of cocaine on a ship traveling from South America in the largest drug seizure off the West African coast this year.
The narcotic was discovered when the French vessel intercepted a Saint Kitts and Nevis-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf of Guinea, the French Justice Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
France’s anti-drug agency, Europol and Brazilian authorities collaborated in the seizure, which is the second-largest in the region since authorities in Cape Verde found 9.6 tons of cocaine on a Panama-flagged vessel in 2019.
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