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Mauritius: Significant seizure of drug in a vessel several miles off the coast during a commando operation




A commando operation performed by police officers from the drug squad and Coast Guard elements has allowed on Monday morning the seizure of 1.5 kilograms of heroin off Mauritius on a container ship coming from Madagascar. The operation took place several miles off the coast after an informant is manifested.
 
The market value of the drugs is estimated at 22.5 million rupees (562,500 euros). The ship's captain was detained and 26 crew members will soon be interrogated.



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