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MSC Crew Member Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Trafficking in One of Largest Busts in U.S. History

MSC Container Ship docked. Containers on board

PortandTerminal.com, June 16, 2020 PHILADELPHIA, PA – One of the crew members charged in connection with a historic drug bust at the Port of Philadelphia last June has pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking. Federal agents discovered nearly 20 tons of cocaine on board the MSC Gayane last June at the Packer Marine Terminal. During the ship’s voyage, Vladimir Penda, along with …

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No “GET OUT OF JAIL FREE” card for MSC box ship in Philly drug bust

PortandTerminal.com, July 16, 2019 U.S. authorities have released MSC Gayane, the ship caught with USD 1 billion worth of cocaine in Philadelphia, after a USD 50 million bond was posted. PHILADELPHIA – USD 10 million in cash and a USD 40 million surety bond were paid by vessel owner J.P. Morgan and operator Mediterranean Shipping Company, less than a month after authorities …

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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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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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