In St Vincent and the Grenadines, an investigation has been launched by the Financial Intelligence Unit after a Vincentian-owned and registered fishing boat was nabbed with 4.2 tonnes of cocaine off South America.
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration estimates that the drug has a wholesale value of $125 million US.
During a February 16th operation, the US coastguard boarded the vessel north of Suriname's capital, in international waters.
A crew member initially lied that they had been searching for a missing vessel.
However, authorities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines gave permission for US law enforcement agents to board the vessel, in keeping with a bilateral agreement in the fight against drug trafficking.
Meanwhile, four Guyanese, who were caught aboard the fishing vessel have been held in connection with the drugs.