A look at the Defence news 30 July – 4 August

On 30 July, the Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Groningen intercepted 470 kilos of cocaine north of Aruba.

Rubberboten op zee met mariniers en smokkelaars.
The passengers of the smuggling boat are arrested.

After receiving an alert from the coast guard, the Groningen’s NH-90 onboard helicopter forced the suspect vessel to stop. HNLMS Groningen is currently the Royal Netherlands Navy guard ship in the Caribbean.