Posted on May 13, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

The Dutch Cargo vessel, Arsianco started sinking in the afternoon of May the 10th, while docked at the port of Moerdijk, Netherlands.

The vessel, which turned out to be booby-trapped with a remote-activated pump, started sinking at approximately 1:20 pm CET, during the middle of a police raid.   

During the raid, the Dutch Police discovered a large crystal meth lab onboard the vessel, but as they started to further investigate the ship, it proceeded to start rapidly sinking. Initial accounts suggest that the sinking of the vessel had been done remotely, via a remote-activated pump, all in an attempt to destroy evidence.

The Dutch Police had to swiftly disembark the cargo vessel, which carried approximately an estimated £4million in methamphetamine oil.

“The water flowed in at a rapid pace. The employees of the various emergency services had to stop their work and leave the boat. Investigation showed that a kind of booby trap had been put into operation. A pump was presumably turned on remotely, which could sink the boat,” said a spokesman for the local police.

Thankfully, the police managed to secure a large amount of trace evidence & valuables before the vessel started sinking.

The vessel’s Captain, a 65-year old Dutch national from Breda, alongside 3 Mexicans who were on the vessel at the time of the raid have been apprehended.


Posted in Security , Drugs , Drug Bust , Netherlands , Europe

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