A dutch naval forces helicopter intercepted a Tanzania-flagged merchant vessel carrying 1,600 kilos of cocaine aboard.

According to the website, the unnamed vessel was first spotted by an NH-90 helicopter on Christmas Day and was seized the next day and escorted to Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic by the US Coast Guard.

“Following a thorough inspection, the officials located 1,600 kilos of cocaine hidden between the fuel tanks aboard the ship on December 31,” the World Maritime News website reported.

The ship in question was then escorted to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where another search was undertaken by the USCG law enforcement detachment (LEDET).