The Caribbean Coast Guard has seized nearly 4,000 kilograms of drugs over the past three weeks. This is more than the total number of drugs seized last year. NOS reported. Last year, the Coast Guard seized 3,300 kilos of drugs from her.

About 1,000 kilograms of drugs were seized by the Coast Guard near Curacao in the Caribbean this week. Five Venezuelans have been arrested and handed over to Curacao police, the Coast Guard wrote on Facebook.

More than 1,600 kilograms were seized in the previous week’s action, and the Coast Guard chased drug smugglers. During the escape attempt, one of his smugglers was killed and four of his others were arrested. Some of the cargo was thrown overboard by smugglers.

Six actions have been taken in recent weeks, seizing more than 4,000 kilograms of drugs, according to the Coast Guard.

Fewer drugs seized by coronavirus

The Caribbean Coast Guard has seized fewer drugs in the past two years, according to the Coast Guard, due to the coronavirus crisis.

According to the 2020 annual report, maritime traffic has dropped significantly, among other things, as “borders were temporarily closed completely.”

Last year, 3,300 kilograms were seized, and in 2020, the Coast Guard seized 5,850 kilograms. In 2019, a record catch of around 11,000 kg was seized.

Source: vrt

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