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US Coast Guard seizes another semi-sub with six tons of cocaine

PortandTerminal.com, September 24, 2019 The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant has intercepted a drug-laden, 40-foot semi-submersible in the Eastern Pacific. It’s not the first one the USCG has caught recently. While on routine patrol in the Eastern Pacific, Valiant’s crew interdicted a self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) in international waters carrying about 12,000 pounds of cocaine and apprehended four suspected drug smugglers. The haul is worth an …

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Germany’s largest-ever cocaine shipment seized by customs in Hamburg

Photo of cocaine seized at the Port of Hamburg, Germany

PortandTerminal.com, August 2, 2019 In yet another record-setting drug bust in a world seemingly awash with cocaine, officials at the Port of Hamburg announced their largest-ever seizure of the drug. HAMBURG, GERMANY – Nearly $1.1 billion worth of cocaine has been seized in the German port city of Hamburg. More than 4,200 packages in 211 sports bags were discovered in a …

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WATCH: High-Speed Drug Boat desperately dumping its load

Drug smugglers dumping cocaine from a boat being chased by the Coast Guard

PortandTerminal.com, July 30, 2019 The Coast Guard has released dramatic new video after a series of recent successful drug busts involving vessels in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard recorded on video a drug boat crew desperately dumping what officials said were huge bags of cocaine into the sea during a high-speed chase in the eastern Pacific earlier this month.  Despite loads …

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BREAKING: US Customs seize MSC ship carrying “an outrageous amount of deadly drugs”

PortandTerminal.com, July 9, 2019 “A seizure of a vessel this massive is complicated and unprecedented — but it is appropriate because the circumstances here are also unprecedented. We found nearly 20 tons of cocaine hidden on this ship,”  PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs authorities have seized a cargo ship where agents discovered nearly 40,000 pounds, or almost 18,000 kilograms, of cocaine …

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More cocaine?? Record MSC bust in Philly just got bigger by $100 million

PortandTerminal.com, June 22, 2019 U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a multi-agency search of an international cargo ship at the Philadelphia Seaport this week has netted what it calls “the largest cocaine seizure” in its 230-year history: 17.5 tons. PHILADELPHIA – Authorities have now weighed 17.5 tonnes of cocaine, one tonne more than originally reported, taking the street value of …

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Crew involved. Philly $1 billion cocaine bust details emerge. MSC downgraded.

PortandTerminal.com, June 21, 2019 Crew members now charged in $1B Port of Philadelphia cocaine bust, largest in city history. MSC loses ‘low-risk’ carrier status after US drugs raid New details are coming in about the massive cocaine bust in the Port of Philadelphia earlier this week, revealing an elaborate scheme involving members of the ship’s crew who used the ship’s …

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New record: $1 billion cocaine bust on ship at Port of Philly

PortandTerminal.com, June 18, 2019 Federal authorities have seized approximately 16.5 tons of cocaine from a ship at the Port of Philadelphia, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania tweeted Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney’s office said that today’s drug bust marks the largest drug seizure in the history of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The drugs have an …

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Cocaine seizures in Europe double in 2017 to 140 tonnes

Cocaine enters Europe through numerous routes and means, but the growth in large-volume trafficking, using maritime shipping containers, stands out as a major challenge. Recent evidence suggests that cocaine use is rising in the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands. An estimated 2.6 million people aged between 15 and 34 used cocaine in 2017 in all of the EU. Cocaine …

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3,200 lbs of cocaine seized at Port of Newark in 2nd largest bust of all time

PortandTerminal.com, March 12, 2019 Newark, NJ – Authorities at the Port of New York and New Jersey have seized about 3,200 pounds of cocaine in what authorities are calling the largest cocaine seizure at the port in nearly 25 years, and the second largest of all time. The drugs were found aboard a shipping container that entered the US from Buenaventura, …

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Ship drug bust nets 3.3 tons of cocaine

PortandTerminal.com, February 19, 2019 Lisbon, Portugal – Spanish police working in collaborations with Portuguese counterparts have busted a drug-smuggling gang that used ocean-going cargo ships to transport narcotics, arrested 11 gang members and seized 3.3 tons of high-grade cocaine after raiding a vessel off Portugal, a statement said Friday. The seizure of the 3.3 tonnes of cocaine – thought to …

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