News briefing – week beginning 13 April

  • A Coast Guard cutter reportedly arrived in San Diego with more than 14 tonnes of cocaine, following 19 separate seizures. This included a 10.5 tonne seizure from a coastal freighter.
  • An amount of cocaine estimated to be worth around $350,000 has been found washed up on a beach in the Cayman Islands.
  • French customs officers have reportedly seized more than 2 tonnes of cocaine from a boat sailing in the Caribbean. Michael Lauchaux, director of operations in Martinique, said this was the biggest cocaine seizure ever by the French.