Drugs and Weapons Reportedly Found on Höegh Car Carrier in Mombasa

  A search of a Norwegian-flagged car carrier at the Port of Mombasa, Kenya has reportedly turned up firearms and drugs hidden inside a few of the vehicles being transported by the ship. Local reports on Monday said that the illegal contraband was discovered during a search of the ship Höegh Transporter and its cargo over the weekend. The contraband was discovered … [Read more...]

Venezuela Arrests Seven Suspected of Smuggling Diesel Onboard PDVSA Tanker

  PARAGUANA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities have arrested seven people for allegedly attempting to smuggle diesel, an industry source and a law enforcement source said last Tuesday, as the government seeks to clamp down on contraband of its highly subsidized fuel. A tanker owned by state oil company PDVSA loaded 60,000 barrels of diesel fuel at the … [Read more...]

Smuggled Cigarettes Found Aboard Abandoned Ship in Greece

Authorities in Greece are trying to piece together the source of a large quantity of smuggled cigarettes found onboard an abandoned ship at the Greek island of Zakynthos. The Hellenic Coast Guard reports that the local Port Authority found a large amount of contraband cigarettes in the cargo hold of the Palau-flagged MV Amaranthus while moored along the west coast of Ionian … [Read more...]

Two Lorry Drivers Charged in UK Over Afghans Found in Shipping Container

LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Two lorry drivers were charged on Saturday by British police investigating the death of an Afghan man who was among 35 suspected stowaways found in a shipping container at a dock in eastern England a week ago. Police said Stephen McLaughlin and Timothy Murphy, both aged 34 and from Northern Ireland, were charged with conspiring to facilitate … [Read more...]