The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and Air Guard have worked together to seize over $200,000 in drugs aboard a vessel off the coast of Grenada.
Three people aboard the vessel have been taken into custody.
The following is a statement by the Coast Guard:
"Late in the evening on Tuesday 21st March 2017, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard and Regional partners, intercepted an Antigua and Barbuda flagged sailing vessel some thirty nautical miles (30 nm) off the coast of Grenada, with three occupants on board.
The Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard has won an international award from Helicopter Association International for humanitarian service.
An article appearing on the website www.aviationpros.com today, says the Air Guard won the award for providing invaluable services far beyond the shores of Trinidad and Tobago.
The following is the article announcing the award.
Three men have been rescued in a joint search and rescue operation by the Coast Guard and Air Guard after drifting for 15 hours.
A statement by the Coast Guard said the men experienced mechanical problems with their boat which led to a search and rescue mission by Coast Guard and Air Guard personnel.
The following is the statement by the Coast Guard.