PRISCO’s tanker PRISCO Alexandra detained in Cartagena with cocaine on board

Colombia Coast Guard found 102 kilos of cocaine in rudder compartment of PRISCO’s product tanker PRISCO Alexandra in Cartagena, Colombia, reported Caracol Radio on Feb 23. It is understood, that the vessel was at anchor when Navy patrol spotted suspicious activity in rudder area. Along with the briefcase containing the drug, two men of Colombian nationality were found and arrested, they had sacks of food with them. Presumably they sneaked into the vessel with cocaine, knowing vessel’s destination, which is Baton Rouge, USA. At 0400 UTC Feb 24 tanker was anchored in Bay of Cartagena, departure may be delayed until investigation is carried out. No report on arrest of any of the crew or suspicions, so most probably crew is guilty of negligence only.

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