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: 29

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: 45

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: 9

Friday, April 25, 2014

Australian Navy Seizes Heroin Worth $268 Million From Dhow Off Kenya

By George Obulutsa NAIROBI, April 25 (Reuters) – An Australian warship patrolling the Indian Ocean has seized more than a tonne of heroin worth A$289 million ($268 million) from a...

April 25, 2014
Total Views: 23

Friday, September 13, 2013

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: 1

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Light it Up: Another Weed Ship Goes Up in Smoke

A cargo ship smuggling marijuana in the Mediterranean Sea was set ablaze in an alleged attempt by the crew to destroy the evidence, the second such incident in the last week.

September 11, 2013
Total Views: 19

Friday, February 10, 2012
HMAS Parramatta

Australian Warship Busts Drug-Runners in Northern Arabian Sea

Combined Task Force 150 (CTF), one of three Task Forces within Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) conducted a successful disruption of a vessel carrying illicit cargo in the north Arabian Sea,...

February 10, 2012
Total Views: 16

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Mekong River Luang Prabang Laos Southeast Asia

Massacre on the Mekong, 13 Chinese Sailors Dead

BEIJING (Dow Jones)–China suspended shipping along Southeast Asia’s Mekong River on Monday after attacks on Chinese cargo vessels left 13 sailors dead in what authorities say is the latest case of drug-related...

October 11, 2011
Total Views: 6

Monday, January 10, 2011

USCG sets 2011 minimum random drug testing rate at 50%

The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2011 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers. The testing rate for calendar year 2010 was 50 percent....

January 10, 2011
Total Views: 6

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Coast Guard Interception Of Homemade Submarine

The USCG has intercepted another DIY Semi-Submersible operated by drug smugglers. CNN tells us: In the past three months the Coast Guard has learned of more semi-submersible vessels smuggling drugs...

March 20, 2008
Total Views: 34