Customs seize 2.25 Tons of Cocaine in Yacht raid

The seizure is said to be the biggest ever in French customs raid.

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French customs officers seized 2.25 tons of cocaine, their biggest ever haul, in a raid on a yacht off Martinique, the Finance Ministry said on Saturday, April 18.

Officers aboard two coastguard launches intercepted the vessel 125 miles off the French Caribbean Island on Wednesday and arrested three people, the ministry said in a statement.

The wholesale value of the seized drugs was around $108 million, the Ministry added.

The haul, which followed a two-year operation conducted jointly with Britain and Spain, amounts to more than one-third of the total of 6.6 tons of cocaine seized by French customs last year.

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