drug smuggling


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
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Monday, May 2, 2022
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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
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Thursday, March 31, 2022
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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

August 12, 2021
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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,

August 5, 2021
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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
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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

July 27, 2021
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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

March 23, 2021
Total Views: 4007

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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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

March 16, 2021
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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

February 25, 2021
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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

February 19, 2021
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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

February 18, 2021
Total Views: 8602

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

February 9, 2021
Total Views: 5910

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

December 14, 2020
Total Views: 16966

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

September 21, 2020
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