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 reports that the seizure was the result of an international investigation that uncovered the drug shipment on board the Antwerp-bound containership Maersk Gibraltar. Authorities raided the ship … [Read more...]

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 ever in the country. According to the UK National Crime Agency, intelligence agents had identified a containership suspected of carrying a large drugs shipment to Antwerp, Belgium. The vessel docked in … [Read more...]

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 nation's biggest drugs haul to date. The Hamburg customs office said it had examined a suspicious shipping container two weeks ago that came from the Uruguayan capital Montevideo and was bound for the … [Read more...]

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, the incident took place June 18, 2019 while operating in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Coast Guard notes that … [Read more...]

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 of soaring mass supply of the drug coming from Latin America, the Lisbon-based EU drugs agency said on Thursday. Cocaine has made a dramatic comeback in Europe since the financial crisis when its high price dented … [Read more...]