Posted on August 09, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie

20 tons of hashish has been found on board a research ship in the Mediterranean Sea.

The cannabis resin was found on Panama-flagged ship, Remus, as the ship was intercepted in the final stage of a joint operation carried out by Montenegro police, US's DEA and Italian police. 

The hashish is worth 65 million euros. 

The ship is said to hae sailed from Montenegro's Zelenika, to Morocco, where she loaded hashish and was intercepted on her return journey. The ship has now been at Palermo Italy since the 2nd August.

Officials believe her AIS system was tampered with during the stop in Morocco. 

11 Montenegro citizens have been arrested.

Research ship REMUS, IMO 8822428, GT 710, built 1997, flag Panama.

Posted in news , openbridge , crime , operations

If you enjoyed this article sign up to our free weekly newsletter here