Friday, September 22, 2023

Brazil navy reels in record 3.6 tons of cocaine

The Brazilian Navy, working with cops, made the largest-ever cocaine seizure in Brazilian waters. The navy interdicted the Palmares 1, 18 nautical miles from Recife, reportedly heading to Africa. The vessel normally carries passengers and small cargo on the coast. 3.6 tons is the largest haul ever. The navy reports from 2020 to date, they have seized 17 tons of cocaine, 4.3 tons of hashish, 695 tons of cigarettes, 113.34 tons of fish, 15.7 tons of marijuana, and 3,146 cubic meters of illegal wood exports.