Friday, July 15, 2016
Maritime News

MSC Master in Hot Water Over Alleged Drug Trafficking

The Master of an MSC containership is being accused of international drug trafficking after authorities in Italy unveiled a complex scheme to offload drugs at sea so they can be...

July 15, 2016
Total Views: 42

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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Interesting

Tugboat Captain, First Officer Found Guilty of Drug Trafficking in UK’s Biggest Ever Cocaine Bust

The captain and first officer of an ocean going tug have been found guilty of drug trafficking in what authorities have described as the biggest seizure of class A drugs...

July 12, 2016
Total Views: 44

Monday, March 28, 2016
Maritime News

U.S. Authorities Seize More Than Six Tons of Cocaine from Drug-Smuggling Sub

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has seized more than 12,800 pounds (6 tons) of cocaine and apprehended four suspected drug smugglers from a self-propelled semisubmersible it busted off the...

March 28, 2016
Total Views: 3

Friday, January 22, 2016
News

Prosecutor: Colombians Smuggled Drugs Into U.S. Aboard Spanish Navy Training Ship

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Two Colombians ran a major heroin and cocaine smuggling operation to New York aboard the Royal Spanish Navy’s official training ship,...

January 22, 2016
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Friday, October 16, 2015
Maritime News

More Than 20 Tons of Hashish Found Stashed Inside Cargo Ship in Italy

  Italian authorities have seized more than 20 tons of hashish hidden inside the hull of a general cargo ship at the port of Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy’s Guardia di...

October 16, 2015
Total Views: 28

Monday, September 21, 2015
News

Drugs and Weapons Reportedly Found on Höegh Car Carrier in Mombasa

  A search of a Norwegian-flagged car carrier at the Port of Mombasa, Kenya has reportedly turned up firearms and drugs hidden inside a few of the vehicles being transported...

September 21, 2015
Total Views: 26

Friday, September 18, 2015
Maritime News

Kenya Raids Höegh Car Carrier Suspected of Carrying Drugs and Firearms

  Update: Höegh Autoliners has confirmed that the vessel under investigation is its Höegh Transporter, a 6,500 ceu Pure Car/Truck Carrier (PCTC). A statement from Höegh Autoliners said the following:...

September 18, 2015
Total Views: 17

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Maritime News

Drugs Found Stashed on Teekay LNG Carrier in Peru

  The Peruvian Navy has confiscated more than 200 kilograms of cocaine found onboard a Teekay LNG tanker while at anchor near the Port of Pisco, Peru. Suspicious activity reported...

September 10, 2015
Total Views: 25

Monday, August 10, 2015
Interesting

The U.S. Coast Guard Just Offloaded Over $1 Billion of Cocaine Seized in Pacific Ocean

  The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine worth just over $1 billion from the USCGC Stratton in San Diego on Monday in what is believed...

August 10, 2015
Total Views: 26

Friday, May 1, 2015
Maritime News

Record Three Tons of Cocaine Seized from North Sea Tug

The seizure is believed to be biggest single seizure of illegal drugs in UK history, worth an estimated half a billion pounds.

May 1, 2015
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Sunday, April 26, 2015
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News

UK Arrests Drug Smuggling Tug in the North Sea

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), with support from the Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset and Border Force cutter Valiant, intercepted an ocean-going tug in the North Sea last week and...

April 26, 2015
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Maritime News

Colombian Navy Divers Discover Cocaine Haul Near Rudder of U.S.-Bound Tanker

The drugs and stowaways were discovered by Navy divers inside a secret compartment of the Cyprus-flagged "Prisco Alexander" located near the rudder.

February 24, 2015
Total Views: 15

Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Defense

Australian Frigate Intercepts Huge Stash of Heroin

While supporting Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) off the coast of east Africa, Australia’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Toowoomba discovered 388 kgs of heroin aboard a dhow. Commander Cath Hayes,...

November 20, 2014
Total Views: 5

Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Defense

Royal Navy Makes Major Drug Bust Off Bermuda

The British Royal Navy reports that HMS Argyll, a Type 23 frigate, has seized $15M (10M Pounds) worth of cocaine from a drug smuggling yacht off the coast of Bermuda....

October 30, 2014
Total Views: 2

Friday, August 29, 2014
Incidents

Kenya Blows Up Ship Caught Smuggling Heroin – PHOTOS

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday proudly gave an order to Kenyan Defence Forces to destroy a ship and drugs at the center of a record heroin bust in July.

August 29, 2014
Total Views: 60

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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Maritime News

Spanish Sailors Turned Drug Dealers Busted with 127 Kilos of Cocaine Aboard Tall Ship

Spain’s police, La Guardia Civil, seized 127 kilos of cocaine onboard the Spanish Navy training ship Juan Sebastian Elcano while at port in Cadiz over the weekend.  The drugs were...

August 6, 2014
Total Views: 10

Friday, July 25, 2014
Maritime News

Notorious Drug Smuggling Freighter Headed for Scrapyard

A freighter seized off the coast of Washington state nearly four decades ago in one of the largest marijuana busts in the region's history was moved to Seattle on Thursday and will eventually be scrapped, local officials said.

July 25, 2014
Total Views: 24

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Press Releases

Kenya Makes Record Heroin Haul from Ship in Mombasa

Kenyan police on Tuesday seized 341.7 kg of heroin hidden in the diesel tank of a ship, the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.

July 15, 2014
Total Views: 3

Monday, June 23, 2014
Maritime News

Tanker At Center of Record Heroin Bust

The Hellenic Coast Guard says it has seized a record of more than 2 tons of heroin smuggled into the country aboard a Togolese-flagged tanker, leading to the arrest of the ship and all 11 crew members.

June 23, 2014
Total Views: 23

Friday, September 13, 2013
Interesting

LUNA-S Cannabis Bust More Epic Than Thought

France's Ministry of Defence is eager to confirm that the LUNA-S drug bust and smoke-out in the Mediterranean was a little more epic than previously thought.

September 13, 2013
Total Views: 0