Join our crew and become one of the 107,146 members that receive our newsletter.

drug smuggling


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: 9256

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: 3681

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
ITF Calls Out the Criminalization of Seafarers on Anniversary of Wakashio Grounding
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
Total Views: 1678

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
French Navy Seizes 6 Tons of Cocaine from Ship in Gulf of Guinea
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: 4103

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

March 16, 2021
Total Views: 10624

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Germany and Belgium Seize a Record 23 Tonnes of Cocaine Found in Shipping Containers
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
Total Views: 4191

Friday, February 19, 2021
UK Hails Biggest Drug Bust as Cocaine Worth $250 Million Found in Shipment of Bananas from Colombia
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
Total Views: 8557

Thursday, February 18, 2021
U.S. Coast Guard Seizes Cocaine Worth $156 Million in Eastern Pacific
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: 8622

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
U.S. Coast Guard Offloads $330 Million Worth of Drugs in Florida
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: 5921

Monday, December 14, 2020
USS Gabrielle Giffords Catches Drug Smuggling Vessel Carrying Over $100 Million of Cocaine
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: 17000

Monday, September 21, 2020
Mexico Seizes Ship Linked to Fuel Theft
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
Total Views: 193

Monday, August 31, 2020
U.S. Coast Guard Offloads $228 Million in Cocaine and Marijuana Seized at Sea
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

August 31, 2020
Total Views: 87

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,

April 30, 2020
Total Views: 148

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
geared bulk carrier
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

February 5, 2020
Total Views: 69

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.

September 4, 2019
Total Views: 89

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
record heroin seizure
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

August 7, 2019
Total Views: 54

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

August 5, 2019
Total Views: 73

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Watch: U.S. Coast Guard Crew Chases Down Narco Sub in the Pacific
Interesting

Watch: U.S. Coast Guard Crew Chases Down Narco Sub in the Pacific

Check out this amazing video showing crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) board a self-propelled semi-submersible suspected of

July 11, 2019
Total Views: 131

Thursday, June 6, 2019
shipping container
Maritime News

Cocaine Entering Europe in Shipping Containers Presents ‘Major Challenge’ as Seizures Hit Record

By Axel Bugge LISBON, June 6 (Reuters) – The amount of cocaine seized by authorities in Europe doubled in 2017 to reach a record 140 tonnes in a strong

June 6, 2019
Total Views: 45

Friday, April 19, 2019
montenegro training ship jadran
Maritime News

Montenegro Seizes Drugs on Navy Training Ship

PODGORICA, April 19 (Reuters) – Montenegrin military police have seized around 50 kilograms of drugs on board a naval training ship, hours before it was

April 19, 2019
Total Views: 92
close

JOIN OUR CREW

Maritime and offshore news trusted by our 107,146 members delivered daily straight to your inbox.

gCaptain’s full coverage of the maritime shipping industry, including containerships, tankers, dry bulk, LNG, breakbulk and more.