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Groningen intercepts 857 kilos of drugs – SeaWaves – the BEST naval news since 1995:
October 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – Patrol ship HNLMS Groningen has coordinated a large drug catch in the Caribbean Sea. It involved a total of 857 kilos. The promotion took place on October 1. In the interest of the investigation, the Ministry of Defense only announced this today.
Groningen was on patrol when the crew of a Dash 8 patrol aircraft of the Caribbean Coast Guard pointed to a suspicious boat, a so-called go-fast. The NH90 on-board helicopter of the Groningen was sent to collect more information. The go-fast was eventually forced to stop.
USCGC Mohawk was then quickly on site to take the smugglers and drugs on board. The coordinated action is a good example of good cooperation between the navy, Coast Guard Caribbean and American partners in the fight against drug crime.
Groningen is currently a station ship in the West. Anti-drug operations is one of the main duties of Defense in the Caribbean.
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