11 tons of hashish found on freighter MUNZUR, Italy

General cargo vessel MUNZUR was intercepted by Italian police on Dec 2 in Tyrrhenian sea northeast of Pantelleria island, near Sicily, on a suspicion of drug trafficking. A huge quantity of hahish was found, some 11 tons divided into 500 parcels. It was a final stage of an international operation, involving Spain, Portugal, Greek and Italian drug enforcement agencies and Europol. Vessel was taken to Palermo, 11 crew arrested. Crew includes Ukrainian and Georgian nationalities. Investigation under way. According to AIS, vessel was en route from Ceuta Spain via Alger, to Palermo.

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