Cocaine found in bulk carrier hold, hidden in coal, Mexico

Mexico law enforcement teams found 3 sacks with total 140 packages containing 162 kilo of cocaine, in a cargo hold of bulk carrier ES JUPITER, at Lazaro Cardenas port. The ship arrived at Lazaro Cardenas on Jul 7 from Buenaventura Colombia, with cargo of coal. It took 4 days of a thorough search of coal, to find cocaine. Investigation under way, no mentioning of probable crew involvement, so hopefully, seamen will be left out of it. The ship was taken to port’s anchorage on Jul 11, and as of morning Jul 13, remained at anchor.
Bulk carrier ES JUPITER, IMO 9652325, dwt 37052, built 2014, flag Panama, manager ERASMUS CORP (EQUASIS).



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