Monday 30 November, 2020

$663.4M worth in cocaine seized after TTCG intercepts foreign vessel

Updated at 8 pm on April 30

Close to $700 million worth in cocaine was seized after the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) intercepted a foreign vessel on Tuesday morning.

National Security Minister Stuart Young confirmed the incident via a WhatsApp message on Thursday.

Young said the Coast Guard and other units working under the National Operations Fusion Center (NOFC) had a successful interdiction of a foreign vessel which lead to the seizure of $663.4M worth in narcotics.

More on this as information becomes available.

Original Story 

The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) has intercepted a foreign vessel with a large quantity of narcotics.

National Security Minister Stuart Young confirmed the incident via a WhatsApp message on Thursday.

Young said the amount and value of the seizure is being calculated.

No further details were given.

“The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and other units working under the NOFC (National Operations Fusion Center) has a very successful interdiction of a foreign vessel which has lead to a seizure of a large quantity of narcotics. I believe that the amount and value of the seizure is being calculated.”

This follows newspaper reports on Thursday that the Coast Guard intercepted a tanker off the north coast of Trinidad and seized nearly 400 kilogrammes of cocaine with an estimated street value of $160 million.

No official statement has been issued by the Coast Guard.

More on this as information becomes available.

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