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Coast Guard seizes $10.6m in cocaine

ONE man was arrested by Coast Guard officers on Monday and then handed over to the police after they intercepted a pirogue with more than 26 kilos of cocaine on board.

According to the police, around 9 a.m., officers aboard Coast Guard Interceptor 030 were on routine patrol off Chacachacare Island when they saw the pirogue with a lone occupant on board.

Officers boarded the pirogue and discovered a crocus bag with 25 tightly wrapped packets. Each weighed 26 kilogrammes and all 25 packets were valued at $10.6 million.

The suspect, aged 32, was handed over to officers of the Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau (OCNFB).

Up to last night the suspect was still being questioned by investigators.

—GG

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