The Mistral helicopter carrier, the second largest French warship, seized 885 kg of cocaine from a fishing boat coming from Latin America on Saturday morning, November 4, off the coast of West Africa. announced the Atlantic maritime prefecture on Sunday, November 5. The suspect vessel had left Latin America “a few days earlier (…). The maritime route taken could foreshadow the arrival of cocaine in Europe.” At the end of September, the maritime prefecture had already announced the seizure of 2.4 tonnes of cocaine on a fishing boat in the Gulf of Guinea. In April, more than five tonnes were intercepted “off the coast of Africa”. Since 1990, the French Navy has been permanently present on this route, considered among the most dangerous in the world.