French, Seychellois militaries in joint training exercise centred on illicit drug fight

Seychelles and the French military from Nov. 19-23 are carrying out a military exercise centred on the fight against trafficking illicit drugs, a military spokesperson said.

Around 125 military personnel from the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF) and the French armed forces based in the south of the Indian Ocean are participating in the 2018 ‘Cateau Noir’ exercise.

Major Jude Raoul from SPDF told SNA on Tuesday that there are many scenarios that the military forces can focus on just by looking at the Seychelles’ geographical location.

“With Seychelles being surrounded by water, we deal with a lot of piracy, illegal fishing, smuggling as well are narco-trafficking….
Source: Seychelles News Agency