Cocaine seized on container ship CAP SAN SOUNIO, probable crew complicity

Peruvian Drug Enforcement agency officers searched very large container ship CAP SAN SOUNIO in the morning Jun 29 at Callao container terminal, on arrival from Buenaventura, Colombia. They found and seized 24-kilo shipment of cocaine, hidden in a compartment under cargo deck in Row 04 Bay 64 Aft area, cocaine is believed to be destined for Europe. The place where cocaine was found implies possibility of crew complicity, it wasn’t hidden, as in majority of container ships drug busts, in container. At least one crew is detained and interrogated as a suspect. As of morning Jun 30, CAP SAN SOUNIO was still at Callao.
Container ship CAP SAN SOUNIO, IMO 9633953, dwt 124426, capacity 9600 TEU, built 2014, flag Singapore, manager ENESEL Cyprus, Service Eurosal Loop 1.




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