A lot of cocaine - level 2
A military aircraft detected a boat which was carrying suspicious packages. It was moving at a high speed off the coast of the Dominican Republic.
The aircraft fired warning shots, as the people on it wanted the boat to stop, but the boat didn’t. The smugglers threw several packages overboard during the chase. Military helicopters disabled the boat and the Coast Guard team boarded and arrested four smugglers. They also recovered 45 large packages of cocaine from the water.
The total amount of the cocaine was 1,133 kilograms. It is worth around 37 million dollars.
Difficult words: suspicious (making you think that something bad is happening), chase (following somebody quickly to catch them), disable (make something stop working).
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