The process was carried out in a joint effort between the command of the Venezuelan National Armed Coastguard and an American fleet.
As a result of the joint effort of Venezuelan authorities and the American fleet, 930 kilos (almost a ton) of presumed cocaine was seized Wednesday night, 340 miles northwest from the Venezuelan archipelago “Los Monjes”, in the Caribbean Sea, informed the Minister of People’s Power for Interior and Justice, Tareck El Aissami.
“This is a new blow for drug trafficking, which vindicates the unbreakable will of our Government, in the frontline battle against these criminal organizations, as well as ratifies the firm will of the international cooperation of President Hugo Chavez’s government in this battle, but always sticking to the sacred principal of our sovereignty” he highlighted.
The minister stated that he was revising the international protocol regarding the joint effort, and will later determine the destination for the three citizens that were apprehended during the seizure.
“Los Monjes” archipelago, a part of Venezuelan territory, is located east to the Guajira Peninsula, northwest of Zulia State in the Gulf of Venezuela.
Radio Nacional de Venezuela, Press Unit of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States/ August 21, 2009.