The US Coast Guard has intercepted a record amount of drugs in the Caribbean Sea. The British Navy disabled the engines of a smuggling ship to allow them to do this.
Image: the British naval ship that supported the action (photo: Royal Navy)
It concerns 11 blocks of cocaine weighing 330 kilos, on board a smuggling ship that was overpowered. The smugglers threw the drug overboard after some snipers from a nearby British naval ship shot up their engines. A helicopter was used for this. This is what the BBC reports.
The drugs are said to have a value of around 70 million euros.
In an earlier operation involving the British naval vessel, smugglers sank their own speedboat. The action therefore turned into a rescue operation of two people on board the suspected smuggling ship. The navy had to act quickly because the smuggling ship sank quickly.