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Supreme Court remands 5 Seychellois seamen linked to maritime drug trafficking | 01 August 2020

The Supreme Court yesterday, Friday July 31, 2020, remanded for 14 days the five Seychellois seamen linked to maritime drug trafficking who were arrested by officers of the Anti-Narcotics Bureau (ANB) of the Seychelles police force on Wednesday July 29, 2020.

These five men comprise a 37-year-old skipper from Anse Boileau and four crew members, one aged 36 years of Pointe Conan, second and third both aged 51 years from Anse à la Mouche, and lastly a 43-year-old resident of Cascade. They were all arrested on a sailing yacht, at sea, within the Seychelles exclusive economic zone (EEZ) during a joint coordinated marine operation which had the participation of ANB, the National Information Sharing and Coordination Centre (NISCC), Seychelles Air Force and Seychelles Coast Guard (SPDF).

During the operation, the sailing yacht was intercepted by the Coast Guard vessel along with ANB officers which resulted into the seizure (for further investigation) of a large substantial quantity of suspected drugs which was found in the possession of the five suspects. They will appear before the court on August 14, 2020.

 

Communique from ANB

 

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