MAOC (N) supports French seizure of 885kg of cocaine off the coast of West Africa

On 04/11/2023, the French amphibious helicopter carrier MISTRAL seized 885kg of cocaine on a fishing vessel off the coast of Liberia.

The French Navy – working together with the anti-drugs office (OFAST) – managed to secure another important cocaine seizure, in an area that has been particularly problematic in recent years.

This large-scale operation was carried out on the basis of intelligence provided by the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), in cooperation with the British National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Brazilian authorities.

The 15-metre-long fishing vessel had left the South American coast days earlier, and it is believed the cocaine was ultimately bound for Europe.