In the yacht cruising grounds of Italy, the Police have seized a huge shipment of cocaine. This is the largest in the history of the country. According to the statement released by the police, the forensic work on the yacht is still ongoing, but the initial check indicates that the yacht has the commercial shipment of many kilograms of cocaine.
The name of the yacht on which this cocaine has been found by the police is Vieux Malin. It is the double-masted yacht. Police found the cocaine in the yacht yesterday morning outside the Honiara marina. It received the information about yacht carrying cocaine in such huge amount from the Australian authorities.
In the yacht, the cocaine was concealed in a cavity. A false wall panel was made in yacht interior to hide cocaine. Matthew Varley, RSIPF Commissioner said the seize marked conclusion of the long-running investigation in the Solomon Islands and Australia.
Commissioner Varley said "In the history so far, this is the largest cocaine seizure in the Solomon Islands. This is a big achievement for the team and I want to congratulate all the RSIPF members who took part in this operation". Now, after the investigation, the police perceive that the cocaine was loaded in South America and from there it is sailed to Honiara.
He told Yachtnboat.com "It will be suspected that the destiny of this cocaine was Australia, but the good part is, we send the message that no matter what, the Island of Solomon will not be exploited by people doing the organized crime as a transit point any type of illegal work or for the evil trade," Mr. Varley said.
The whole operation was the joint investigation and it involved the RSIPF, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, the Australian Federal Police, NSW Police Force, and the Australian Border Force.