A total of eight tonnes of cocaine on three separate boats in one week. More than half of the quantity intercepted over the entire year 2023 by these same soldiers.

Transportation by sea is the main gateway for cocaine in France. A kilo bought for $1,000 in South America is sold for around 35,000 euros in Europe. Europol estimates the annual market for the sale of cocaine at between 7.6 and 10.5 billion euros. Most of the powder comes from the three major producing countries: Colombia, Peru, Bolivia.