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 a training cruise, the defence ministry and local media said on Friday. In a pre-dawn raid prompted by a tip-off, the military police found "tens of kilograms of matter that appears to be a … [Read more...]

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 were seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America. The drugs are the result 12 separate vessel interdictions by the … [Read more...]

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 Friday. Officials found about six tonnes of processed cannabis and 3 million super-strength "Captagon" amphetamine pills hidden aboard the Syrian-flagged "Noka," it said in a statement. The … [Read more...]

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...]