Martinique customs seized a ton of cocaine, weapons and ammunition from a boat in the open sea, French media report.
A Martinican and a Venezuelan who were on the boat were arrested and placed in pre-trial detention, add the media, citing a judicial source with the Fort de France prosecutor’s office.
Their boat, intended for tourist excursions in the region, tried to flee before being caught by customs officials, the prosecution said.
The defendants were indicted for importing narcotics in an organized gang and trafficking in arms.
This seizure comes after the one carried out last December which made it possible to confiscate 700 kg of cocaine in the same sector.