drug smuggling

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes $80 Million of Heroin in Gulf of Oman

The U.S. Coast Guard seized $80 million worth of heroin during a May 10 ship inspection in the Gulf of Oman. Using the USCGC Glen Harris, a fast response

May 10, 2023
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Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Columbian Drug Smuggler Dubbed the ‘Prince of Semi-Submersibles’ Sentenced to Federal Prison

A Colombian national who was dubbed the “Prince of Semi-Submersibles” by Colombian media has been sentenced to 20 years and 10 months in U.S.

May 9, 2023
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Thursday, April 6, 2023

Europol Reveals How Organized Crime Infiltrates Major European Ports

Joint analysis report reveals how criminal networks exploit misappropriated container reference codes to smuggle drugs and illegal goods into the EU. Europol

April 6, 2023
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Sunday, March 5, 2023

International Drug Bust Nets $677 Mln Of Cocaine Off The Coast Of South America

SYDNEY, March 4 (Reuters) – A joint U.S. and Australian law enforcement operation busted an international drug ring after intercepting 2.4 tonnes of

March 5, 2023
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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Spain Seizes Cocaine Worth $114 Million From Livestock Ship

MADRID, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Spanish police seized 4.5 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of 105 million euros ($114 million) after raiding

January 28, 2023
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Friday, December 30, 2022
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Ecuador Reports 400% Rise In Drug Trafficking Via Shipping Containers

By Yury Garcia (Reuters) Insecurity in Ecuador is hurting the Andean country’s exports of products like bananas and shrimp, an exporters association

December 30, 2022
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Thursday, December 22, 2022
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Bloomberg Video: How Drug Smugglers Infiltrated a Global Shipping Giant

Bloomberg is out with a new video today following up on a controversial article published last week on how cocaine-smuggling gangs infiltrated the

December 22, 2022
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Monday, December 19, 2022
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MSC Says Bloomberg Article on MSC Gayane Drug Bust Rehashes Old News

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, the world’s largest container shipping company, has issued a statement in response to a recent Bloomberg article that

December 19, 2022
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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Law Enforcement Busts European Drug Trafficking ‘Super Cartel’

Coordinated raids were carried out this month across Europe and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against a criminal “super cartel” involved in

November 29, 2022
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Monday, October 31, 2022
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DOJ Charges Former Heavyweight Boxer for Smuggling Cocaine Worth Over $1 Billion on MSC Containerships

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged a former heavyweight boxer with trafficking over 20 tons of cocaine on containerships linked to the world’s

October 31, 2022
Total Views: 9722

Sunday, October 9, 2022
Crystal Meth Taken From Fishing Boat

Royal Navy Seizes 870 Kilos Of Crystal Meth

A UK Royal Navy frigate seized 870 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine worth $45 million from a fishing vessel in the Middle East last week. The ship –

October 9, 2022
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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Coast Guard Offloads $475 Million In Illegal Narcotics In Miami

MIAMI — The crew of the USCGC Legare (WMEC 912) offloaded approximately 24,700 pounds of cocaine and 3,892 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated

September 17, 2022
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Monday, August 8, 2022

Cocaine Seized from Container Carried By Maersk Ship in Australia

Australian police have seized cocaine worth more than $195 million from a container transported by a Maersk ship in Sydney’s Port Botany. Australian

August 8, 2022
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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

U.S. Navy Offers Cash Reward For Tips On Illegal Maritime Activity And Cargo

The U.S. Navy will for the first time reward individuals for reporting information that leads to the detection of illegal maritime activity or seizure of

July 6, 2022
Total Views: 5657

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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Shipping Companies and Customs Authorities Step Up Fight Against Drug Trafficking By Sea

Container shipping companies and international customs authorities met earlier this month to discuss ways to step up the fight against drug trafficking by sea

June 29, 2022
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Ship Captain Stands Accused of Smuggling Cocaine Into Australia

A ship captain has been charged in Australia for his alleged role in a drug smuggling operation at the Port of Hedland. If convicted, he could face life in

May 24, 2022
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Monday, May 2, 2022
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British Virgin Islands Premier, Port Director Charged with Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Crimes in U.S.

Federal prosecutors in Miami, Florida have charged three people, including British Virgin Islands (BVI) Premier, Andrew Alturo Fahie, and Managing Director of

May 2, 2022
Total Views: 2147

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Bulk Carrier’s Crew Members Accused of Offloading Cocaine at Sea in Australia

Authorities in Austrlia have arrested four crew members from the Cyprus-registerd bulk carrier Kypros Bravery after seizing 416 kilograms of cocaine, or about

March 31, 2022
Total Views: 15770

Friday, November 26, 2021

U.S. Coast Guard Offloads $504 Million Worth of Seized Drugs in Port Everglades

The U.S. Coast Guard this week offloaded approximately 26,250 pounds of cocaine and 3,700 pounds of marijuana from the USCGC Hamilton, marking the largest drug

November 26, 2021
Total Views: 5924

Monday, October 18, 2021

Record Cocaine Haul Seized from Sailboat Off Portugal’s Coast

By Catarina Demony and Miguel Pereira ALMADA, Portugal, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Portuguese and Spanish authorities have seized 5.2 tonnes of cocaine from a

October 18, 2021
Total Views: 8317