Police recover over 400 kilos of cocaine near Cooper Island
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) made a major drug bust in BVI waters yesterday, Saturday August 13.
In a brief press statement Sunday morning, the Information Unit of the RVIPF said the police recovered more than 400 kilograms of cocaine.
“While on routine patrol, officers of the RVIPF Marine Branch yesterday afternoon met a suspicious vessel on the north side of Cooper Island. The vessel was intercepted and subsequently searched,” the RVIPF said while detailing the circumstances of the bust.
It added: “[The police] uncovered was a small quantity of what is believed to be cocaine in the bow of the boat. A subsequent search of the vessel uncovered an even larger quantity estimated at over 400 kilograms.”
Two persons presently are in custody in relation to this incident, the police further said.