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A thousand kilos of cocaine are unloaded in Arrecife

More than a thousand kilos of cocaine are unloaded in Arrecife.

In a joint operation between the National Police and Customs Surveillance of the Tax Agency, a successful dismantling of a drug trafficking operation in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Verde has been carried out. The intervention culminated in the seizure of a ton of cocaine in a fishing boat and the arrest of its six crew members.

The vessel, named Mathieu and registered in the port of Georgetown (Guyana), was boarded by the authorities after a thorough follow-up work. On the deck of the stern of the ship, forty bales were found, typically used for the transfer of cocaine hydrochloride.

Five of the crew were of Guyanese nationality and one of Albanian origin, all of them apprehended at the time of the discovery of the drug. After the arrests, those arrested were transferred to the patrol boat of the Fulmar Tax Agency, which began towing the fishing boat to the port of Arrecife in Lanzarote.

The operation, coordinated with the Portuguese Judiciary Police and with the collaboration of the Spanish Navy and the DEA agency of the United States, was triggered by information that warned of an international criminal organization that planned to transfer a large amount of cocaine from one ship to another on the high seas.

The boarding of the Mathieu vessel, carried out by the patrol boat Fulmar in the Atlantic Ocean 600 miles from Cape Verde, was the result of a cooperative effort between authorities from several countries. The operation was supported by information shared between investigators and the Portuguese Police's counter-narcotics investigation units.

It should be noted that the Mathieu vessel was sailing without a flag, which generated suspicions, and the Guyanese authorities were asked to confirm the registration in their country and authorize the transfer of the ship to the nearest Spanish port. This successful operation reveals the effectiveness of international collaboration in the fight against drug trafficking in the region.
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Strange there was a big drugs bust here in Ireland at the start of the week and they seized over €157m worth of cocaine, and the vessel had been renamed the MV Matthew. Coincidental ?
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