Marine ship Zr.Ms. Holland has detected a large amount of drugs in the Caribbean Sea. A patrol airplane from Coastguard Caribbean Region detected packages on the high seas containing suspected drugs. Zr.Ms. Holland sent her (FRISC) fast interceptor boat and the onboard helicopter of the American Coastguard to the area to search for the packages. A total amount of approximately 5.000 kilograms of drugs was lifted out of the sea.
The contraband stuff was handed over to the USA Coastguard and has in the meantime been destroyed.
Counter drugs operations
Zr.Ms. Holland since October 2022 is operational and active as a Patrol ship in the Caribbean Region and interchanges cooperation in counter drugs operations with the USA Coastguard as well as the Caribbean Coastguard. During previous drug seizures the Zr.Ms. Holland intercepted at least 1.600 kilograms of drugs.