Working on plans for destruction of cocaine underway

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

POLICE Commissioner Matthew Varley says that working on plans for the forfeiture of the boat and destruction of the Cocaine is currently underway.

He said they are working along with the Director of the Public Prosecution on the forfeiture of the boat and after all issues sorted out destruction will be going ahead.

In regards to the cocaine they are working on it as well and especially on technical issues in relation to the burning site of the cocaine and as soon they can get those sorted police have to do that pretty soon.

This is in relation to the bulk of kilos of cocaine found in a yacht last moth month.

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It was a joint investigation involved the RSIPF, the Australian Federal Police (AFP), Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), NSW Police Force (NSWPF) and Australian Border Force (ABF).

The yacht was a double-masted yacht and from intelligence reports a joint operation and investigation was conducted and police found the cocaine concealed in a cavity behind a false wall panel in the interior of the yacht.

It was alleged that the cocaine was loaded onto the yacht in South America and sailed to Honiara.

The alleged organisers in Australia were making arrangements to bring the yacht to Australia just before it was searched by the RSIPF.

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