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Tuesday, Aug 03, 2021

Nearly half ton of cocaine reportedly recovered following boat chase

Our newsroom has been informed by senior police sources that close to half a ton of cocaine was recovered from territorial waters after it was dumped from the vessel being pursued by law enforcement authorities from both the Virgin Islands and US Virgin Islands yesterday, Sunday, April 11, 2021.

One person was arrested and the vessel, which was beached at Fort Recovery, was detained by the Joint Task Force, which had collaborated with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the US Coast Guard in the operation.

Our newsroom was told that 453kg (998lbs) of cocaine was picked up from the Sir Francis Drake Channel after being dumped from the go-fast vessel.

Boat captain captured in Carrot Bay

According to reports, the captain of the boat beached at Fort Recovery and attempted to escape in a pickup truck but crashed in some bushes at Carrot Bay.

He allegedly attempted to escape in some bushes but was pursued and caught.

Reports are that at least 3 persons were observed on the go-fast boat; however, only one person was arrested.


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