Russian crew awaiting trial after cocaine bust, but cleared of homicide suspicion

Russian crew of cargo ship ESER, arrested in Praia port, Cape Verde with 9.5 tons of cocaine on board, is still in detention, awaiting trial, but at least they’re cleared of suspicion on possible crime – a crew member who died during voyage, was found to be victim of septic shock and extensive bleeding, caused by infection. He died in the evening Jan 22, the ship interrupted voyage and sailed to Cape Verde, to disembark body and carry out all necessary formalities.

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