Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Australia's Cocaine Armada: 'blow boats'

Cocaine smugglers have unleashed a fleet of 'blow boats' towards Australia from tropical islands in the south Pacific. The Federal police have revealed that 3.3 tonnes of drugs were seized from private yachts since December 2016. The seizures involved four major stings involving French or Pacific Islands.

This yacht was found marooned on a deserted tropical island in the south Pacific in 2012. Stashed on board was more than 200kg of cocaine and a decomposed body
There is a massive payoff for smugglers looking to transport cocaine into Australia, which has one of the highest prices per gram in the world.