Tug with ton and half of cocaine intercepted deep in the Atlantic

Tug BREATH was intercepted in the Atlantic and brought to Las Palmas, Canary Islands, with 1,400 kilos of cocaine on board, said local media, citing Navy Command. Tug arrived at Las Palmas on Oct 22, escorted by Spanish Navy patrol ship RAYO (P-42). BREATH was intercepted by RAYO deep in the Atlantic, some 1000 nm off Canary Islands. The tug was sailing towards Europe, port of destination wasn’t revealed. According to AIS, tug approached South America coast in the vicinity of Guyana, Venezuela and Trinidad, sailing from Europe in early October, and headed back some 2 days later, after seemingly, moving around in legs. Most probably, cocaine was taken on board from traffickers out at sea. 10 crew were arrested, including 7 Turkish, 1 Georgian, 1 Ukrainian and 1 Bulgarian nationalities.

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