$5m of cocaine smuggled onto cruise ship

Cocaine on cruise ship
By Linsey McNeill
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Cocaine with a street value of an estimated $5m was found smuggled onto a cruise ship in Florida.

The haul was discovered by the ship’s security services when it docked in Port Everglades on 6 June.

More than 31 kilos of cocaine was discovered hidden inside bin bags in a void space on the ship.

They haul was handed over to US Customs and Border Protection after the unnamed ship arrived in the Florida port for routine maintenance.

No further drugs were founded during a search of the ship.

“This seizure is indicative of the excellent collaboration CBP has with our industry partners to detect and interdict illegal drugs being smuggled into our nation.” said Dylan DeFrancisci, Port Director of Field Operations for Port Everglades.

“Our officers strive daily developing and enhancing our partnerships with other law enforcement agencies, industry partners and the citizens of our community to stop criminal activity at our borders, be it land, air or sea.” 

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