For many decades, the Caribbean Sea has been the primary maritime route for smuggling illicit drugs into the USA. With the USA being the world's largest market for illegal drugs, … Continue reading Drug Trafficking in the Caribbean Sea
Piracy is not the Only – None the Main – Topic in the GoG
Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is the focus of media attention. However, this area is also home to many other threats with equally high human and economic costs. Illegal … Continue reading Piracy is not the Only – None the Main – Topic in the GoG
Narcotics in Indian Ocean: Over 400 kg Seized
Sunday the 6th of June, 2021, the boarding team of the French multi-purpose frigate (FREMM) Languedoc (D653) seized more than 400kg of narcotics on a cargo ship. On June 6th, … Continue reading Narcotics in Indian Ocean: Over 400 kg Seized
The Meratus Jayakarta: a Ship of Misfortune
Drugs, broken labour laws or expired contracts: purgatory seems endless for the crew of the Indonesian-flagged container ship Meratus Jayakarta. It started on March 19 2021, with the seizure of … Continue reading The Meratus Jayakarta: a Ship of Misfortune
Spanish Police Seized the First “Narco-Submarine” made in Europe
Narco-Submarine Because of huge profits generated by drug trafficking, traffickers have financial means to invest in advanced technology, such as submersibles. On March 12th 2021, the Spanish Police seized the … Continue reading Spanish Police Seized the First “Narco-Submarine” made in Europe
One more drug seizure by the French Navy
Drug seizure in Indian ocean. French frigate FS Nivose, deployed into the combined Task Force 150 (a global coalition to fight against terrorism), seized once again drug this month. The … Continue reading One more drug seizure by the French Navy
TOTOABA: When Mexican Cartels Diversify Into The Smuggling Of Fish Swim Bladders.
The smuggling of illicit goods, in particular fish the Totoaba that is as lucrative and much less dangerous in terms of penal sanction than the traffic of cocaine. In 2018, … Continue reading TOTOABA: When Mexican Cartels Diversify Into The Smuggling Of Fish Swim Bladders.
Record drug seizure by the French Navy in the GoG
The French navy has seized six tons of cocaine on a Saint Kitts and Nevis-flagged cargo ship traveling from South America to West Africa. This seizure is the largest one … Continue reading Record drug seizure by the French Navy in the GoG