20 tons of hashish seized on board of freighter MARTIN N, Mediterranean
Spanish Coast Guard jointly with French Customs tracked down and intercepted a record shipment of hashish, some 20 tons, which were hidden in false compartments on board of general cargo vessel MARTIN N. Vessel was intercepted in the Mediterranean on Sep 23 and taken to Almeria, Spain. 12 crew, including 11 Ukrainians and 1 Uzbekistan, were arrested. Vessel is still in Almeria. Officials talk about a criminal ring in the Med, which was engaged in guns and narcotics trafficking. According to AIS, vessel was en route from Aveiro Portugal to Mersin Turkey.