CARGO SHIPS ACT AS TRANS-ATLANTIC DRUG CARRIERS WITH CREWS UNAWARE

On 30 August, an article in Insight Crime said that police in Brazil have broken up a smuggling ring that for years, had its divers strapped cocaine to the hulls of cargo ships departing for Europe, an increasingly popular technique that often happens unbeknownst to the crew.  It says that traffickers are using every tactic in the playbook to hitch a ride on cargo ships heading to Europe, concealing it inside containers and attaching it to the ships themselves, all of which makes the job of law enforcement more dangerous and difficult. While the use of divers to strap cocaine to the hulls of ships is not a new smuggling method reports suggest the tactic is on the rise.

https://insightcrime.org/news/brazilian-drug-traffickers-attached-cocaine-ships-hull/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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