UK:A British warship seize two tons of cocaine

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UK:A British warship seize two tons of cocaine

Unread post by Christina Marie » November 2nd, 2005, 5:15 pm

Shots fired in $355m cocaine chase

Monday, October 31, 2005; Posted: 7:50 p.m. EST (00:50 GMT)

LONDON (Reuters) -- A British warship seized two tons of cocaine worth an estimated £200 million ($355.6 million) after chasing a gang of smugglers in a speedboat in the Caribbean, the British government said on Monday.

Snipers aboard a Royal Navy helicopter fired shots to stop the boat's engines about 100 miles (160 km) off the Nicaraguan coast after it tried to outrun them.

The chase began when the British frigate Cumberland intercepted the speedboat during a routine anti-smuggling patrol, the Ministry of Defence in London said.

"This is a great success for the Royal Navy," British Defence Secretary John Reid said in a statement. "(It) has dealt a sledgehammer blow to the drug traffickers."

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/americas/ ... index.html

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Unread post by blazeking » November 3rd, 2005, 8:20 am

Wow the's a helluva lot of of money! $355 million. DAM!!!

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Unread post by ChrisF202 » November 3rd, 2005, 3:38 pm

Now why dont we have our military doing this? All we have to do is send an F22 and drop bombs on the drug lord compounds like in that movie Patriot Games with Harrison Ford.

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