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An international operation between Flensburg and the French and Spanish authorities has allowed the French Coast Guard to apprehend two Germans on board a yacht which was moving towards St. Maarten on July 2nd 2011 with 1.1 ton of cocaine on board. The operation started since September 2009 between the BKA and the French and Spanish authorities whose mission was to identify the perpetrators of a multinational group that was suspected of smuggling large quantities of cocaine from the Caribbean to Europe.
The Yacht it is believed to have left Grenada and anchored close to Venezuela before they began moving towards St. Maarten on the night of July 2nd 2011 when the two Germans were captured. A raid on the 13m long vessel led authorities to 1127 kilos of cocaine worth 42 million Euros announced a Flensburg Prosecutor. The illegal substance was hidden behind professional wall coverings inside the vessel. Authorities conducted searches in Hamburg and they managed to seize 400,000.00 Euros in cash and 900,000.00 in assets as well as documents and electronic devices.
Details on the heist were not made locally, but were reported in a German newspaper.