On the night of June 14-15, 2014, two operations were carried out under the authority of the Préfet de la Martinique, dedicated to the State action at sea, and led by the Admiral, senior commander of the armed forces West Indies from the joint operations center located at Fort Desaix.
During these operations, approximately 235 kilograms of cocaine were removed from the international market, in addition to two tons seized in 2013 and another 534 kilograms seized in early 2014 in the West Indies and French Guiana zone.
On the instructions of the public prosecutor of Fort-de-France, the Caribbean OCRTIS antenna operated a shared service with British intelligence, NCA (National Crime Agency), reporting an organization of Venezuelan drug traffickers seeking information to settle in Guadeloupe. This information, intersected with other additional information led to suspect OCRTIS the course of a transport operation towards the drug Guadeloupe involving a fishing vessel (responsible for transporting drugs from Venezuela) and a Go-Fast (responsible for its delivery in Guadeloupe).
As part of the State action at sea, surveillance frigate (FS) Germinal intercepted off the boat Guadeloupe type “GO FAST” carrying 115 kilograms of cocaine. Subsequently, the approach of the fishing boat also suspected of engaging in drug trafficking. The analysis of images taken by the frigate was estimated that 120 kilograms of drugs, divided into four bundles, were weighted and thrown back into the sea.
These results reflect the will of France to fight against organized crime and trafficking of drugs, alongside its European partners and the Caribbean. They show the effectiveness of inter-departmental and judicial action by France against drug trafficking.