Brazil vessel carrying cocaine worth over 150 million euros intercepted by French Navy

Follow us on Google News:
 Brazil vessel carrying cocaine worth over 150 million euros intercepted by French Navy
Image source: ©2022 Kalkine Media®

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Brazilian vessel carrying more than 4.6 tonnes of cocaine worth over 150 million euros ($157.4 million) was intercepted last week by the French Navy off the coast of Sierra Leone, the Europol international police agency said on Wednesday.

Europol said the vessel, which was en route to Europe, was intercepted on November 30, following joint intelligence work by France, Brazil, Britain and the United States.

"An investigation is underway to identify the criminal groups involved on either side of the Atlantic Ocean," Europol said in a statement.

European Union agencies warned in May that Europe was increasingly becoming a hub for production and shipment of cocaine to other regions of the world.

($1 = 0.9527 euros)

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)


The above content is directly sourced from Reuters under a contractual arrangement. The content is being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; and does not constitute an endorsement or approval by Kalkine Media of any of the products, services, or opinions of the organization or individual. The user is apprised that Kalkine Media bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of Reuters, any external sites, or for that of subsequent links. The user is requested to contact Reuters directly for answers to questions regarding the content. Please note that Kalkine Media may be compensated by the advertisers that appear on the website, based on your interaction with the advertisements or advertisers.

Featured Articles