drug smuggling


Friday, December 30, 2022
Ships docked at Bolivar marine port in Machala, Ecuador
Ports

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
Total Views: 5809

Thursday, December 22, 2022
msc gayane
Shipping

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
Total Views: 2737

Monday, December 19, 2022
MSC Gayane
Shipping

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
Total Views: 2385

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Shipping

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
Total Views: 2857

Monday, October 31, 2022
MSC Gayane
Shipping

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: 9669

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

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
Total Views: 6956

Saturday, September 17, 2022
USCG

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
Total Views: 4416

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Defense

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: 5645

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
MSC Gayane
Shipping

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
Total Views: 2087

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Shipping

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
Total Views: 3843

Monday, May 2, 2022
Judge Gavel
Shipping

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: 2138

Thursday, March 31, 2022
bow
Shipping

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: 15069

Friday, November 26, 2021
Defense

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: 5920

Monday, October 18, 2021
Shipping

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: 8312

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Opium poppy plants
Maritime Security Incidents

Indian Port Seizes $2.7B In Taliban Heroin

By Sumit Khanna (Reuters) Indian officials said on Tuesday they had seized nearly three tonnes of heroin originating from Afghanistan worth an estimated 200

September 21, 2021
Total Views: 3446

Thursday, September 2, 2021
drug semi-submersible offshore Columbia
Maritime News

Colombian Navy Seizes Tons Of Cocaine From Semi-Submersible

(Reuters) The Colombian navy said on Wednesday (September 1) it had seized 1.8 tonnes of cocaine being transported onboard a semi-submersible vessel in the

September 2, 2021
Total Views: 8579

Thursday, August 12, 2021
natalia drug bust
Defense

Watch: Police Raid Cargo Ship and Find 20 Tons of Hash

Spain’s National Police have intercepted a cargo ship off the coast of the Canary Islands and found some 20 tons of hash stashed away in its cargo holds.

August 12, 2021
Total Views: 5473

U.S. Coast Guard seizes drugs
USCG

Drug War At Sea Is Getting BIG

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg Opinion) At a Florida port, the U.S. Coast Guard drops off $1.4 billion worth of cocaine and marijuana seized in the Caribbean

August 12, 2021
Total Views: 1767

Thursday, August 5, 2021
uscgc james drugs offload
Defense

Record Haul: USCG Offloads Cocaine and Marijuana Worth More Than $1.4 Billion in Port Everglades

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday offloaded approximately 59,700 pounds of cocaine and approximately 1,430 pounds of marijuana worth more than $1.4 billion,

August 5, 2021
Total Views: 9222

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
MSC Gayane
Shipping

Two More MSC Gayane Crew Members Sentenced to Prison for Role in Record-Setting Drug Bust

Two former crew members of the MSC Gayane have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a plot to smuggle an estimated $1 billion worth of cocaine through

August 3, 2021
Total Views: 3646