Royal Navy Leads Massive Drug Seizure Near Puerto Rico | gCaptain ⚓ Maritime & Offshore News

Aug. 14 (Bloomberg) –The U.K. Royal Navy recorded its biggest seizure of illegal drugs in four years in an operation near Puerto Rico.

The Royal Navy confiscated cocaine with an estimated street value of 100 million pounds ($155.2 million) from a speedboat earlier this week, Damien Elvin, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence in London, said in a phone interview. The date of the operation has yet to be disclosed, he said.

A Lynx helicopter from the HMS Lancaster and a high-speed pursuit boat intercepted the 30-foot vessel and three suspected smugglers after a U.S. Customs and Border Agency aircraft spotted the boat in the Caribbean Sea off the U.S. territory.

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