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
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Monday, February 10, 2020
Maritime News

USCG Warns Mariners of Potential for Positive Drug Tests from CBD

The U.S. Coast is warning credential mariners against the use of hemp-based CBD products that could result in a positive drug test.  The warning was issued as Marine Safety Advisory...

February 10, 2020
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Thursday, June 6, 2019
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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 indication...

June 6, 2019
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Friday, April 19, 2019
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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 scheduled to take students on...

April 19, 2019
Total Views: 28

Friday, March 22, 2019
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Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Offloads Seized Cocaine Worth $360 Million Wholesale

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloaded approximately 27,000 pounds of cocaine Miami, Florida on Friday worth an estimated $360 million wholesale, the Coast Guard said. The drugs...

March 22, 2019
Total Views: 23

Friday, December 14, 2018
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Maritime News

Greece Seizes $113 Million Worth of Drugs from Libya-Bound Ship

ATHENS, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Greece has seized drugs worth more than 100 million euros ($113 million) after intercepting a Syrian ship sailing for Libya, the coast guard said on...

December 14, 2018
Total Views: 42

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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Greek Shipowner Denies Drug Trafficking Charges

by Constantinos Georgizas (Reuters) – Greek shipping tycoon Vangelis Marinakis, the owner of Olympiakos Piraeus and Nottingham Forest soccer teams, denied any links to drug trafficking on Saturday, a day after a...

August 28, 2018
Total Views: 24

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Italy Uncovers Massive Load of Hash in Ship’s Fuel Tanks

ROME, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Italian police said on Thursday they found 20 tonnes of hash worth as much as 200 million euros ($232 million) in the fuel tanks of...

August 9, 2018
Total Views: 24

Monday, August 6, 2018
Maritime News

Colombian Authorities Seize Over a Ton of Cocaine Found on Ship Bound for Europe

Colombian authorities have seized more than one ton of cocaine that was discovered inside a container on a ship bound for Europe, the Colombian Navy reported Friday. The drugs were...

August 6, 2018
Total Views: 23

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Greek Shipping Tycoon Denies Drug Trafficking Charges

ATHENS, March 24 (Reuters) – Greek shipping tycoon and the owner of Olympiakos Piraeus and Nottingham Forest soccer teams, Vangelis Marinakis, denied any links to drug trafficking on Saturday, a...

March 24, 2018
Total Views: 13

Friday, December 22, 2017

Australian Police Seize Record $771 Million Meth Haul Arriving By Sea

 By Elouise Fowler SYDNEY, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Australian police said on Friday they had seized a record 1.2 tonnes of methamphetamine with a street value of more than A$1...

December 22, 2017
Total Views: 18

Saturday, October 28, 2017
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Royal Navy Sacks Coked-Up Submariners

(Reuters) – Britain’s navy has fired nine sailors serving on a nuclear-armed submarine after they tested positive for using cocaine, the country’s defense ministry said on Saturday. The crew were...

October 28, 2017
Total Views: 76

Sunday, July 30, 2017
Maritime News

India Seizes Record 1,500 kg of Heroin from Ship Off Coast

By Sudarshan Varadhan NEW DELHI, July 30 (Reuters) – India’s navy seized a ship carrying about 1,500 kg of heroin worth 35 billion rupees ($545 million) on Sunday in what...

July 30, 2017
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Friday, September 30, 2016

200 Pounds of Cocaine And An Aristocrat Sugar Trader’s Nightmare

By Isis Almeida and Suzi Ring (Bloomberg) — The MSC Letizia, a container ship, set sail from Santos Port bearing familiar bounties of Brazil such as sugar and coffee. But nesting...

September 30, 2016
Total Views: 62

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Cocaine Cruise Ships: Provocative Photos Released Of Women Caught Smuggling $30M In Drugs

Two Canadian women are accused of helping smuggle $30 million in cocaine aboard a Princess cruise ship while documenting the luxury globe-trotting vacation in a series of provocative Instagram photos. Isabelle...

September 1, 2016
Total Views: 59

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: 106

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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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: 58

Friday, January 22, 2016

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: 55

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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