Category Drug smuggling

Texas Boats Combat Drug Cartels on the Rio

Texas Marine Unit Uses Yellowfin-built Shallow Water Vessels for Border Patrol missions. Menaced by Mexican drug cartels, the Texas Department of Public Safety operates a fleet of six shallow-water vessels it commissioned in late 2011 and 2012 to patrol its borders. The agency purchased the boats from Bradenton, Florida-based manufacturer Yellowfin Yachts as threats along […]

Royal Navy ship assists in Caribbean drugs bust by UK Ministry of Defence [MoD]

RFA Wave Knight and the US Coast Guard worked together to seize cocaine in the Caribbean with an estimated wholesale value of £8.5 million in what was Wave Knight’s second successful counter-narcotics operation in 3 weeks. While on patrol in the Caribbean Sea on 11 February, the crew of Wave Knight detected a suspicious speedboat […]

BBC News – Cocaine cargo sent to German supermarket ‘by mistake’

Police in Berlin have found 140kg (309lb) of cocaine hidden in banana boxes which were sent to a supermarket in an apparent mistake by traffickers. Cocaine valued at 6m euros (£5m; $8.2m) was found in fruit sent to five branches of Aldi-Nord in and around the German capital, police said. The drugs are believed to […]

Mexican military seeks to oust cartel from port

Soldiers standing on the back of pick-up trucks patrol Lazaro Cardenas, one month after ousting the municipal police in this major Mexican port that had become a drug cartel’s cash machine. While troops armed with assault rifles ride in borrowed police vehicles, a vice admiral has taken over the administration of the Pacific port, which […]

A rising tide of drug trafficking in Caribbean – Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

Assault rifles at the ready, police in a speedboat scan the coastline as they slice through the slate-gray water, aware that the rocky shorelines and fishing villages that line parts of southern Jamaica are not always very sleepy these days. Seizures of South American cocaine in Jamaica have doubled since last year, and that has […]

Mexico imposes military control over seaport in cartel-plagued state | Fox News

Mexico’s military has taken effective control of one of the nation’s biggest seaports as part of an effort to bring drug-cartel activity under control in the western state of Michoacan. Federal security spokesman Eduardo Sanchez says army troops will take over policing duties in the city of Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan. Sanchez said Navy personnel will […]

NCA and Border Force seize 850kgs of cocaine

National Crime Agency and Border Force officers have made what they believe to be the biggest cocaine seizure in Britain for more than two years. The drugs were discovered on board the ship MV Crown Jade, a Panamanian registered vessel that had travelled from Colombia and docked in Portsmouth on Saturday 26 October. A three […]