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  • €80m worth of cocaine seized after armed Navy team storm yacht

    The yacht was boarded some 20km off the Cork coast before lunchtime today.

    The boarding took place after the Naval Service had been on standby for the yacht’s arrival off the Irish coast since last Sunday.

    The intelligence about the vessel came from the Lisbon-based Maritime Analysis Operations Centre-Narcotics (MAOCN).

    An armed Navy boarding team from the LE Roisin led the operation with the occupants of the yacht not putting up any resistance.

    A second Naval Service vessel, LE Niamh, was in the area for support.

    The yacht was then taken under escort to Cork harbour.

    It is expected to berth at Haulbowline Naval Base later tonight where a detailed search operation will be conducted.

    Three arrests were made when the yacht was boarded in Irish territorial waters.
    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-30612999.html

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    Originally posted by pym View Post
    The yacht was boarded some 20km off the Cork coast before lunchtime today.
    RTE are reporting that the seizure took place 200 miles off Mizen Head in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

    Three men arrested after cocaine worth up to €80m seized off southwest coast

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0924/647811-cork-drugs/

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      • #4
        And I suppose the two Coast Guard Cutters will be waiting inside the safe confines of Cork harbour ready to jump on the PR bandwagon .
        Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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        • #5
          Well done the JTF (especially the NS and AC)

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          • #6
            Well done to all involved great job, I note no mention in any news about the part played by the Air Corps

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Laners View Post
              And I suppose the two Coast Guard Cutters will be waiting inside the safe confines of Cork harbour ready to jump on the PR bandwagon .
              Wouldn't that require one to leave Waterford? One will do!
              Everyone who's ever loved you was wrong.

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              • #8
                Boots on the ground, dosen't happen without a Navy

                Well done those people, this is why we need a navy!
                Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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                • #9
                  That's the new ships paid for.
                  For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by na grohmití View Post
                    That's the new ships paid for.
                    If only there was an alternative/legit market for the stuff .
                    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Brian McGrath View Post
                      Well done to all involved great job, I note no mention in any news about the part played by the Air Corps
                      The Journal does

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Laners View Post
                        And I suppose the two Coast Guard Cutters will be waiting inside the safe confines of Cork harbour ready to jump on the PR bandwagon .
                        The PR seems to have kicked off already going by the releases above claiming the actual boarding done by different units.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Laners View Post
                          If only there was an alternative/legit market for the stuff .
                          I suppose the EU / IMF will look for it to be paid off the National debt?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Laners View Post
                            If only there was an alternative/legit market for the stuff .
                            If only CJ was still alive. He would know what to do with it. " Just leave it in my office Mara"
                            Last edited by sofa; 25 September 2014, 00:24.

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                            • #15
                              Well done Navy, AC and JTF. A professional, combined, joint operation with good Opsec (not a word about it until 24 hrs later giving time for shore-side follow up). That's the way to do it!

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