Posted on December 19, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis
Over 25 kg of cocaine was found onboard Singapore-flagged containership, San Clemente, during an inspection in the port of Callao, Peru on December the 15th.
According to the Peruvian Navy, the inspection took place while the ship was moored at the DP World Callao Terminal.
Local authorities located the illicit substance inside a black bag, which contained dozens of small packages which had been wrapped in black foil.
The navy confirmed that the substance was cocaine alkaloid.
Divers were also sent to perform an underwater inspection of the tanker.
The vessel, which is owned by German shipping company Hamburg Süd, was on its way from the port of Buenaventura, Colombia to Puerto Angamos, Chile.
San Clemente has remained anchored off the port since then.
Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic