Posted on August 07, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie

Sources close to the investigation have reported that the crew on board Cap San Tainaro were not involved in smuggling 1144kg of cocaine found on the vessel.

On the 2nd August the Columbian Navy response team intercepted a container ship in the Caribbean, off Cartagena. 

The vessel was en route to Caucedo, Dominican Republic when the anti-drug team boarded the ship. It was during their investigations that they discovered 1144 packages of pure cocaine each weighing 1kg hidden in a container loaded with wine. 

15 people relating to the ship were arrested, including some of the crew. But reports now indicate that none of the crew have been charged in connection with the crime. 

The ship is engaged on Eurosal Loop 1, and the cocaine was destined for Antwerp Belgium.

CAP SAN TAINARO was taken back to Colombian waters and brought to anchor at Barranquilla Anchorage.

The investigation is ongoing.

Container ship CAP SAN TAINARO, IMO 9633965, dwt 124426, capacity 9600 TEU, built 2014, flag Singapore, manager ENESEL, Cyprus.


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