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Ndrangheta mobsters arrested in port crime bust

Peter Stewart, PortandTerminal.com, December 5, 2018 Hamburg, Germany – Police in Europe have arrested at least 84 suspected Ndrangheta crime syndicate members and seized around 2 million euros ($USD 2.3 million) in co-ordinated raids that targeted a powerful branch of the Italian mafia. Hundreds of police took part in Wednesday’s operation, seizing four tonnes of cocaine, 120 kilos of ecstasy …

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Terminal corruption in Ecuador

Close up photo of a chemical terminal with a green filter applied

Half of $4.9 billion meant for five oil-related infrastructure projects lost to corruption Mathew Healy, PortandTerminal.com, January 8, 2019 Quito, Ecudaor – Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno demanded the country’s prosecutor to probe $4.9 billion of oil-related infrastructure projects, alleging that the OPEC nation’s money was looted during the decade-long tenure of his leftist predecessor Rafael Correa. Moreno said Thursday night …

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Tragedy & Port bottlenecks. The Mexican fuel theft crisis

Peter Stewart, PortandTerminal.com, January 11, 2019 Veracruz, Mexico (January 22, 2019) – A fireball ignited and killed 85 people, desperate for fuel, who were collecting gasoline from a pipeline that had been illegally tapped last weekend. Meanwhile, at least 60 oil tankers are stranded at Mexico’s main ports, unable to offload their fuel. The vessels are stuck in ports because port …

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