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HMCS Athabaskan seizes 820 kg of cocaine in Carribbean bust

A Canadian warship crew has seized a big load of cocaine off the Colombian Coast.

DND estimates drugs worth $24.5 million, wholesale

A team from HMCS Athabaskan, along with a U.S. and Panamanian crew, helped intercept a so-called “go fast” boat carrying 820 kilograms of cocaine on Oct. 1. (Cpl. Anthony Chand/Formation Imaging Services)
A Canadian warship crew has seized a big load of cocaine off the Colombian Coast.

A team from HMCS Athabaskan, along with a U.S. and Panamanian crew, helped intercept a so-called “go fast” boat carrying 820 kilograms of cocaine on Oct. 1.

A news release from the Department of National Defence estimates the seizure is worth $24.5-million, wholesale.

HMCS Athabaskan arrived in the Caribbean last month to take part in the joint operation.

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