Thursday, September 2, 2021
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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 south Pacific.  The operation prevented the...

September 2, 2021
Total Views: 8356

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. Eleven crew...

August 12, 2021
Total Views: 5309

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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 and Eastern Pacific. The haul, the fruit...

August 12, 2021
Total Views: 1678

Thursday, August 5, 2021
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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, marking the largest illegal narcotics offload in...

August 5, 2021
Total Views: 9148

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 the...

August 3, 2021
Total Views: 3512

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Accidents

ITF Calls Out the Criminalization of Seafarers on Anniversary of Wakashio Grounding

Now one year since the Wakashio ran aground in Mauritius, the International Transport Workers’ Federation is calling for the immediate release and repatriation of its crew members who are still...

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 1600

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: 3973

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: 10320

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: 4133

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: 7913

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: 8589

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: 5905

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: 16941

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: 155

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: 68

Thursday, April 30, 2020
port
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: 111

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: 44

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: 29

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: 25

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: 31