Recently, a ship had just departed a Mexican port, when two trespassers were observed throwing three packages into the water and then jumping overboard themselves. Both the packages and the trespassers were retrieved by a small craft.
The Mexican Navy seized 3.1 kg of cocaine, reportedly thrown from the container ship ‘MOL Majesty’ to a boat with three people onboard, at the Port Ensenada. In a statement, the Second Naval Region announced that it confiscated the three packages on 25 February.
UK Royal Navy announced seizure of £3.3 million drugs in the Middle East. The bust came as the crew of destroyer HMS Defender pounced on a suspicious dhow, as they swept the northern Arabian Sea for smugglers and traffickers.
North informs that recent incidents of criminals using cargo ships to smuggle narcotics have highlighted specific routes that are being targeted by smugglers. Namely, one route is Barranquilla to Altamira, as there has been a notable increase in the finding of cocaine on vessels trading from Colombia to Mexico. In most of the cases, bulk carriers have been targeted. The drugs, in the form of packaged cocaine were buried within the cargo and were only discovered during discharge operations.
The Secretary General of InterManager, Captain Kuba Szymanski, is calling everyone to sign a petition concerning the release of Captain Andrzej Lasota, who was arrested by Mexican authorities on Monday, August 5. Captain Andrzej Lasota was arrested for allegedly being unaware of the ship carrying prohibited substances to Mexico, placing the lives and health of the country’s citizens at risk.
Three Spanish border agents have been rescued by suspected drug smugglers after a vessel collision sent the officers into the water and left their boat running in an uncontrolled turn. In fact, as Spain’s Guardia Civil reported, on the morning of Friday, 4 October, a boat operated by Guardia Civil officers crashed with a RIB go-fast launch carrying four suspected drug traffickers, during an operation off the coast of Malaga.
During a coordinated sea-air operation on 19 September, the Indian Coast Guard seized a huge cache of ketamine drug worth Rs. 300 crore (=USD 40 million) onboard a Myanmarese ship, the agency informed on Saturday.
Authorities are conducting a series of random methamphetamine tests among Port Otago workers, as at least five persons operating heavy machinery were found positive for use of the drug at south east New Zealand’s port in the last three months.
Greek law enforcement authorities have seized more than 100 banana containers at the Port of Piraeus, after locating more than 120 kg of pure cocaine on a ship arriving from Ecuador. This is part of an investigation initiated in early August by Greek authorities.
The Mexican Naval Forces busted two packages containing cocaine from a cargoship in Altamira port, Mexico. According to the navy, the forces located 49 kg among iron ore at the carrier’s cargo hold. The Cyprus-flagged general cargo vessel arrived at the port of Altamira on September 5 from Colombia’s Barranquilla port.
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