|HMCS Brandon, in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard, seized an estimated 700 Kg of cocaine in international waters off the Pacific Coast of Central America on November 5th.|
The cocaine, worth an estimated $28 million U.S., was recovered from the ocean after being jettisoned by suspected smugglers in a panga-style fishing vessel
|The vessel had been spotted by a USCG HC-130J aircraft patrolling the region.|
HMCS Brandon launched two rigid-hulled inflatable boats with USCG law enforcement teams onboard to pursue the vessel and secure the 14 jettisoned bales
|Operation CARIBBE is Canada’s participation in the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking by transnational organized crime in the Caribbean Sea and the East Pacific Ocean.|
The Canadian military has been taking part since 2006.