Naval ship in cocaine bust

Engine woes end mission

0
Have your say

NAVAL support ship RFA Wave Knight has been involved in another Caribbean drugs bust.

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship worked with the US Coast Guard to seize cocaine worth around £8.5m.

While on patrol in the Caribbean Sea, Wave Knight’s crew spotted a suspicious speedboat operating in the area.

A US Coast Guard helicopter was dispatched from the ship and saw two men throwing packages into the sea.

Warning shots were fired, forcing the speedboat to a standstill.

The team then boarded the boat, and recovered several packages containing 170kg of cocaine.

Armed forces minister Mark Francois said: ‘I am delighted the men and women of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary have once again provided vital assistance to the international counter-narcotics mission.’