“Parasite” with cocaine attached to ship’s hull, Guatemala

In a joint Navy and Police operation involving divers, a steel construction was found attached to underwater hull of general cargo ship UBC SAIKI in Guatemala. Construction, known as “parasite”, contained 30 packages with presumably, cocaine. The ship arrived at Santo Tomas anchorage on Apr 17 from Santa Marta, Colombia. Investigation under way, understood crew aren’t involved.
General cargo ship UBC SAIKI, IMO 9255062, dwt 31770, built 2002, flag Cyprus, manager INTERSHIP NAVIGATION CO-CYP.



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