MAOC-N supports Cape Verdean cocaine seizure in Mindelo

In the last few days, a sailing vessel coming from Brazil was inspected upon its arrival in Mindelo marina (São Vicente, Cape Verde) while making a short technical stopover on the island.

On board, the Cape Verdean authorities found 200 bricks of cocaine inside 18 waterproof bags (hidden in various compartments of the vessel), containing a total of 227kg. The crew was composed of one Italian and one French that were immediately arrested and presented to the competent judicial authority.

This drug seizure is the result of close international cooperation between several countries supported by MAOC-N and once again confirms the West African coast as an important transit point for the cocaine bound for the European market.

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