drug smuggling

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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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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
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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

September 2, 2021
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Thursday, August 12, 2021
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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
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U.S. Coast Guard seizes drugs

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
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Thursday, August 5, 2021
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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
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Tuesday, August 3, 2021
MSC Gayane

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
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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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

July 27, 2021
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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

March 23, 2021
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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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

March 16, 2021
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Thursday, February 25, 2021

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

February 25, 2021
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Friday, February 19, 2021

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

February 19, 2021
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Thursday, February 18, 2021

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

February 18, 2021
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