Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Defense

French Navy Seizes 6 Tons of Cocaine from Ship in Gulf of Guinea

The French Navy has sized more than six metric tons of cocaine from a cargo ship in the Gulf of Guinea. The merchant ship was underway from South American when...

March 23, 2021
Total Views: 3935

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
MSC Joanna drug bust
Shipping

MSC Joanna Involved In Major Drug Bust in Australia

Authorities in Australia are investigating the smuggling of approximately 200 kilograms of cocaine that was offloaded from an MSC ship to a boat at sea off the coast of Australia....

March 16, 2021
Total Views: 10234

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Defense

Germany and Belgium Seize a Record 23 Tonnes of Cocaine Found in Shipping Containers

AMSTERDAM/ASUNCION, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Customs authorities in Germany and Belgium have seized a record haul of more than 23 tonnes of cocaine destined for the Netherlands in two raids this month,...

February 25, 2021
Total Views: 4116

Friday, February 19, 2021
Shipping

UK Hails Biggest Drug Bust as Cocaine Worth $250 Million Found in Shipment of Bananas from Colombia

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – British police have seized over 2 tonnes of cocaine in one of the country’s largest ever drug busts after they discovered 184 million pounds ($258...

February 19, 2021
Total Views: 7616

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes Cocaine Worth $156 Million in Eastern Pacific

U.S. Coast Guard crews have interdicted three suspected drug smuggling vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and seized more than 9,000 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $156 million. The...

February 18, 2021
Total Views: 8568

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Offloads $330 Million Worth of Drugs in Florida

Two U.S. Coast Guard cutters offloaded more than $330 million worth of illegal narcotics seized from smugglers in the Eastern Pacific. The drugs were displayed at Port Everglades, in Ft....

February 9, 2021
Total Views: 5899

Monday, December 14, 2020
Defense

USS Gabrielle Giffords Catches Drug Smuggling Vessel Carrying Over $100 Million of Cocaine

The littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords has seized suspected cocaine worth more than $100 million from a low-profile drug smuggling vessel in the Pacific Ocean, the Navy said over...

December 14, 2020
Total Views: 16920

Monday, September 21, 2020
Maritime News

Mexico Seizes Ship Linked to Fuel Theft

MEXICO CITY, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Mexican authorities said on Sunday they had confiscated a vessel in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz and a warehouse in neighboring Tabasco along...

September 21, 2020
Total Views: 149

Monday, August 31, 2020
Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Offloads $228 Million in Cocaine and Marijuana Seized at Sea

The U.S. Coast Guard has offloaded seized cocaine and marijuana worth more than $228 million street value in Port Everglades, Florida. The drugs were interdicted in international waters in the...

August 31, 2020
Total Views: 66

Thursday, April 30, 2020
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Maritime News

Latin America Drug Lords Flood Europe with Cocaine Despite Coronavirus Trade Disruptions

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS, April 30 (Reuters) – Latin American drug lords have sent bumper shipments of cocaine to Europe in recent weeks, including one in a cargo of squid,...

April 30, 2020
Total Views: 101

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
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Maritime News

Record Cocaine Haul from Ship Off Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Ivory Coast’s navy has seized a record amount of cocaine plastic-wrapped in small bundles bearing the tattered logos of French fashion house Louis Vuitton and Pacena Black,...

February 5, 2020
Total Views: 40

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
felixstowe drug bust
Maritime News

Authorities Seized a Record 1.3 Metric Tons of Heroin in Container at Port of Felixstowe

Authorities in the U.K. have seized a record 1.3 tonnes of heroin from a container loaded on a Maersk-operated ship after it docked in Felixstowe. The U.K. National Crime Agency...

September 4, 2019
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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Maritime News

Authorities Make Record Heroin Bust in the UK

Authorities in the UK have seized hundreds of kilos of heroin stashed inside a shipping container at the Port of Felixstowe in what is being called the largest heroin bust...

August 7, 2019
Total Views: 23

Monday, August 5, 2019
Maritime News

Record Drug Bust at Port of Hamburg

BERLIN (Reuters) – German authorities on Friday said they had seized 4.5 tonnes of cocaine worth 1 billion euros ($1.11 billion) in the northern port city of Hamburg – the...

August 5, 2019
Total Views: 26

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Interesting

Watch: U.S. Coast Guard Crew Chases Down Narco Sub in the Pacific

Check out this amazing video showing crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) board a self-propelled semi-submersible suspected of smuggling drugs. According to the Coast Guard,...

July 11, 2019
Total Views: 38

Thursday, June 6, 2019
shipping container
Maritime News

Cocaine Entering Europe in Shipping Containers Presents ‘Major Challenge’ as Seizures Hit Record

By Axel Bugge LISBON, June 6 (Reuters) – The amount of cocaine seized by authorities in Europe doubled in 2017 to reach a record 140 tonnes in a strong indication...

June 6, 2019
Total Views: 15

Friday, April 19, 2019
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Maritime News

Montenegro Seizes Drugs on Navy Training Ship

PODGORICA, April 19 (Reuters) – Montenegrin military police have seized around 50 kilograms of drugs on board a naval training ship, hours before it was scheduled to take students on...

April 19, 2019
Total Views: 22

Friday, March 22, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Offloads Seized Cocaine Worth $360 Million Wholesale

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloaded approximately 27,000 pounds of cocaine Miami, Florida on Friday worth an estimated $360 million wholesale, the Coast Guard said. The drugs...

March 22, 2019
Total Views: 19

Sunday, March 17, 2019
U.S. Coast Guard seizes drugs
Blog

Hashish On the Ocean Floor

Disclaimer: The below sea story is a retelling of an operation from back in the 1980’s.   CW4 Michael W. Carr – “Ok, everyone gather around, we have a new...

March 17, 2019
Total Views: 13

Monday, March 11, 2019
cocaine bust port of new york/new jersey
Interesting

Cocaine Worth $77 Million Found in Shipping Container Arriving at Port of New York/New Jersey

A joint operation involving the U. S. Customs and Border Protection seized approximately 3,200 pounds of cocaine in what officials said is the largest illicit drugs seizure at the port...

March 11, 2019
Total Views: 40