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 Greek prosecutor brought preliminary charges against him. The prosecutor accused Marinakis of financing and storing drug substances and setting up a … [Read more...]

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 a Panama-flagged ship that was stopped in international waters and escorted to Sicily. The entire 11-person crew, all from Montenegro, was arrested for international drugs trafficking, Italy's finance police said in a … [Read more...]

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 found following a joint-agency raid of the Singapore-flagged ship Cap San Tainaro in the waters off Barranquilla, Colombia shortly after the vessel departed Cartegena, Colombia bound for Antwerp, … [Read more...]

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 day after a Greek prosecutor brought preliminary charges against him. The prosecutor charged Marinakis with financing and storing drug substances and setting up a criminal group to … [Read more...]

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 billion ($771 million) after a raid in a remote area of the west Australian coast. Eight Australian men were charged with offences carrying a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, police in Western … [Read more...]