Freighter with 10 tons of hashish intercepted in Mediterranean, arrested VIDEO

General cargo ship ELG in the afternoon Jun 17 was intercepted in Mediterranean NE of Oran, Algeria, port of ship’s departure. 350 bales with about 10 tons of hashish were found by Spanish drug enforcement agencies’ teams. ELG was taken to Cartagena and put under arrest, understood the crew were also detained or arrested, investigation under way. ELG was under surveillance for several months, after surveillance agencies found her movements suspicious. Several countries agencies, including Turkey, were involved in this operation, which lasted some 6 months. ELG was bound for Abu Qir Egypt.
General cargo ship ELG, IMO 8314287, dwt 1564, built 1983, flag Moldova, manager ADOKEN SHIPPING LTD, Turkey (since 09/11/2018 – EQUASIS).

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.