Press Release

300 Kilos of Cocaine Intercepted on Banana Ship

By SpaceRef Editor
December 5, 2014
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Cocaine with a likely UK street value in excess of £40 million has been seized following an operation involving the National Crime Agency, Border Force and the Irish Garda.

The drugs were seized following the search of the cargo vessel Star Stratos at Portsmouth port on the evening of Monday, December 1. Approximately 300 kilos were discovered concealed within a shipment of bananas which had originated in Columbia.

Investigations are continuing both in the UK and Ireland in conjunction with An Garda Síochána.

This is the second joint operation between the NCA and An Garda Síochána which has resulted in a huge cocaine seizure in less than three months.

This story is courtesy of The Maritime Executive, for the full article click here.

The Star Stratos track through the English Channel.

exactAIS® tracking of the Star Stratos as it makes its way from Columbia to Belgium, UK and France.

SpaceRef staff editor.