CBP Officers seize 340 kilograms from a speed boat in the CaribbeanPosted on April 6, 2009
Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine agents and
detection enforcement officers on April 6, 2009 intercepted a boat
carrying more than 340 kilograms of cocaine in the western
Caribbean Ocean. A CBP surveillance aircraft was conducting flight operations in the area when the crew detected a boat with a small radar signature traveling at a high rate of speed in open waters. The crew vectored a Dutch naval vessel in to inspect the boat. The Dutch naval vessel dispatched a helicopter and sent a crew aboard. The crew discovered the illegal narcotics. After spending more than six hours monitoring the situation, the P-3 crew was relieved by another Air and Marine aircraft from Puerto Rico.