Brazilian Navy Seizes 3.6 Tons of Cocaine at Sea

In a significant operation off the northeastern coast of Pernambuco state, the Brazilian Navy announced on Tuesday that they successfully intercepted a small motor boat, detaining five crew members en route to Africa. The vessel, primarily utilized for both people and cargo transit along the coast, was found to be harboring a staggering 3.6 metric tons of cocaine – marking Brazil’s largest single off-shore confiscation of the drug.

According to the Brazilian Navy, a total of over 17 tons of cocaine, 4.3 tons of hashish, 695 tons of cigarettes, 113.34 tons of fish, 14 tons of marijuana, and a remarkable 3,146 cubic meters of wood have been successfully intercepted and confiscated since 2020.

The Filthy American
The Filthy American
Formerly a resident of Iraqi Kurdistan during the Iraq war, now in the American south. European Division Desk Chief for Atlas News.

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