September 12, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |
The armed forces of Venezuela announced last Monday what they characterized as the largest marijuana bust of the last 10 years in the Southern American country.
Members of the armed forces on Saturday intercepted a vessel carrying more than 3.1 US tons of marijuana, almost 18 pounds of cocaine and extra outboard boat motors off Venezuela’s Caribbean coast.
The General Commander of the Operational Strategic Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces General Domingo Hernandez added that the vessel had departed Colombia and was en route to the island of Martinique.
Twelve men travelling on the boat, were arrested. Hernandez said all are Venezuelans and were working for a Colombia-based Cartel.
Nearly 6,293 pounds of marijuana were seized from the boat, which lacked identification and had 7 extra motors as well as 33 large storage containers with fuel and a satellite phone.