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Almost €50m worth of cocaine seized after sniper shoots out engines on drugs boat

Royal Marine sniper takes out engines of drugs boat (Pic: Royal Navy)
Royal Marine sniper takes out engines of drugs boat (Pic: Royal Navy)

A British ship helped seize €46m worth of cocaine after a dramatic six hour chase in the Caribbean.

The Royal Fleet Auxilary's Wave Night intercepted the cargo between Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

A sniper from the British Royal Marines took out the boat's engines from a helicopter.

The US Coast Guard then boarded the speedboat and seized 350kg worth of cocaine.

The crew were also seen throwing a large amount (estimated to be 650kg, worth around €30m) of cocaine overboard before the Guard got onto the boat.

Five crew members and the seized drugs were handed over to authorities in Miami.

Via Independent.ie