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Portuguese authorities detained 3 crew and a 79-foot sailboat with $232 million of cocaine aboard, over 5 tons of it.

OK, guys, which one of you rascals planned this one?

BTW, what sort of boat?  Modified Jongert?

Bales of cocaine weighting some 5.2 tons and a seized yacht are displayed for the media at a Portuguese Navy base in Almada, south of Lisbon, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Portuguese police said Monday the seizure was the largest in Europe in recent years and the biggest in Portugal for 15 years.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2021/10/18/over-5-tons-cocaine-232-million-seized-atlantic-ocean/8512220002/

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It said that three people were arrested, so they were obviously motoring. Of course, a 79 foot racing sailboat "just motoring along with no sails up" for significant distances does raise a few eyebrows.

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On 10/19/2021 at 7:12 AM, P_Wop said:

Portuguese authorities detained 3 crew and a 79-foot sailboat with $232 million of cocaine aboard, over 5 tons of it.

OK, guys, which one of you rascals planned this one?

BTW, what sort of boat?  Modified Jongert?

Bales of cocaine weighting some 5.2 tons and a seized yacht are displayed for the media at a Portuguese Navy base in Almada, south of Lisbon, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Portuguese police said Monday the seizure was the largest in Europe in recent years and the biggest in Portugal for 15 years.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2021/10/18/over-5-tons-cocaine-232-million-seized-atlantic-ocean/8512220002/

Does the boom look high to you?

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57 minutes ago, Black Sox said:

Does the boom look high to you?

Any lower and it would improve the look of that dodger pretty quickly in the first gybe!

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