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Mega operation on the Irish coast / 136 million pounds of cocaine is seized, it was being transported by ship

2023-09-27 17:19:00, Kosova & Bota CNA

Mega operation on the Irish coast / 136 million pounds of cocaine is seized, it

The operation was carried out on Tuesday off the south-east coast of Ireland, where a staggering amount of cocaine was seized being transported on a cargo ship.

The Panamanian-registered MV Matthew refused to dock in the Atlantic, prompting the immediate mobilization of Irish special forces and the Drugs and Organized Crime Bureau.

By means of a helicopter, the special forces descended on the cargo ship, while it was in motion.

Mega operation on the Irish coast / 136 million pounds of cocaine is seized, it

More than 2,250 kilograms of cocaine, believed to be worth around £136 million, were found on board.

Ireland's Justice Minister Helen McEntee said the drugs were destined for the Irish and European markets.

McEntee stated that this operation is "a blow to the organized crime gangs involved in the distribution of drugs at the international level ".

Mega operation on the Irish coast / 136 million pounds of cocaine is seized, it

On the other hand, Justin Kelly, from the Organized and Serious Crime Unit, said that the drug vessel was being operated by " transnational groups that operate all over the world" .

The operation took place just 24 hours after a trawler being monitored for suspected drugs ran aground off the Wexford coast on Sunday night.

Peshkarexha has been stranded on the sand on a coast with bad conditions that prevent the authorities from boarding and checking it./ CNA

Mega operation on the Irish coast / 136 million pounds of cocaine is seized, it

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