Drugs and arms found on board of Hoegh Transporter
Drugs and arms were found on board of car carrier Hoegh Transporter, docked in Mombasa port, according to Kenyan news edition The Sun, which is citing agents and detectives taking part in vessel’s search. Drugs and arms were hidden inside the tyres of three military vehicles, out of 257 UN vehicles, which were loaded in Dubai, and destined for various places around Africa after offloading. Police said the statement will be released after the operation is complete. Special Forces squad sealed the port and Berth 13, where car carrier was docked, for 8 hours, local security was temporarily detained in order to prevent information leak. As of morning Sep 21, Hoegh Transporter was in the same position docked in Mombasa. Vessel on arrival had on board 3983 cars and vehicles, including cars from Dubai and Japan, and the UN vehicles and trucks. No news on the fate of the crew, hopefully they weren’t detained.
Car carrier Hoegh Transporter raided in search of arms and drugs
Sept. 19, 2015
Kenya’s security services raided car carrier HOEGH TRANSPORTER in Mombasa port on Sep 18, sealing off all of the port. Authorities are looking for arms and drugs, in an attempt to prevent drugs trafficking to Africa and Europe. According to Hoegh Autoliners statement, crew and company are fully cooperationg with the authorities. Port was paralyzed for several hours. Vessel arrived to Mombasa from Mumbai India. The result of the raid yet unknown, at 0400 UTC Sep 19 vessel was in the same position, docked in port.