According to a report released Thursday, the Coast Guard, operating the 270-foot medium-endurance cutter Bear, boarded the fishing vessel more than 500 miles east of Brazil. Five suspected drug smugglers were arrested in the operation, the Coast Guard reported.They took the ship, loaded with over a ton of cocaine, on the high seas... and they are turning over the suspects and the drugs to Venezuela?!?
The five suspects and the cocaine will be transferred to Venezuelan authorities for further investigation.
There better be a heck of a good legal explanation for turning all that over to a country implicated at the state-level in narcotics trafficking, specifically to support the FARC. If anyone knows, please do comment and explain.