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Navy takes control of Mexican seaports in desperate attempt to stem flow of drugs

Mexican Navy personnel.

PortandTerminal.com, January 11, 2021 EL PASO – News source Border Report is reporting that Mexico’s Navy has now taken control of the country’s seaports in an attempt to stem overseas trafficking of synthetic drugs and the chemical precursors used to make them. Previously, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation managed seaports. The Lopez Obrador administration last July announced its intent to …

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VIDEO: Spanish Customs Patrol Craft Goes Full Miami Vice

Screen Grab. Boat chasing another boat

PortandTerminal.com, December 1, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – We don’t have much background information on this video. From what we can see in the video, this Spanish Customs Surveillance Service’s high-speed interceptor boat team was extremely aggressive, using its own hull to stop the fleeing boat. The impact tore away the outboards and smashed the transom. The boat being pursued …

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‘The Godfather’: Mexico’s ex-defense chief helped ship tons of cocaine and heroin, charges say

Mexico's then Defense Minister General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda

REUTERS, OCTOBER 16, 2020 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s former defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos used his power in office to protect the Beltran-Leyva cartel, directing military operations against rival gangs and even finding maritime transport to ship drugs, U.S. prosecutors said. Cienfuegos, arrested at Los Angeles airport on Thursday, took bribes in return for protection that included warning cartel members …

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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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DRAMATIC VIDEO: Coast Guard Chases down self-propelled drug sub

PortandTerminal.com, July 11, 2019 Let’s give it up for the United States Coast Guard and the servicemen and women who chased down the self-propelled drug smuggling sub in the video above. Respect. The dramtic video above shows crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) chase down and board a self-propelled semi-submersible suspected of smuggling drugs. According …

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