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          Portugal seizes cocaine worth $232m on board yacht in Atlantic Ocean

          Portuguese and Spanish authorities have seized 5.2 tons of cocaine from a sailboat on the high seas and arrested three suspects, in Portugal’s largest drug bust in 15 years and a world-record haul..

          South Africa Raises Profile as Cocaine Trafficking Hub

          South Africa has made a rapid succession of large cocaine seizures in recent months, illuminating how the country and region now play a significant role as transit points for Latin American cocaine.

          Cargo Ships Act as Trans-Atlantic Drug Carriers

          Police in Brazil have broken up a smuggling ring that had a curious modus operandi. For years, its divers strapped cocaine to the hulls of cargo ships departing for Europe, an increasingly popular..

          Counter narcotics: 350 kilos of cocaine seized in Port of Piraeus

          Total gross weight of 351 kilos and 725 grams of cocaine has been seized in the Port of Piraeus after a wide inspection of the Hellenic Police, Greece's police service.

          Task force to tackle piracy and wildlife trafficking in the Sulu and Celebes Seas

          A new task force focused on taking down piracy, abductions and marine wildlife trafficking is set to be launched in the sub- region between Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

          Lebanon’s drug Smuggling trade booms

            Lebanese security forces say they have launched dozens of operations in recent months in search of laboratories manufacturing Captagon pills, while closely monitoring coastal and land borders with..

          Shuwaikh Port Busts Iranian Drug Smuggling Operation

          Customs officers at Shuwaikh Port foiled an attempt to smuggle nearly 17 kilograms of shabu (methamphetamine) hidden in rice sacks in a food supplies’ container arriving from Iran.

          Video: Greek Diver Recovers Cocaine Smuggled in Ship’s Hull

          Illustrating the depths to which drug smugglers are going in their attempts to move their illicit cargo, the Hellenic Coast Guard released video of a drug seizure this week hidden underwater behind..

          Counter Narcotics: Drug Smuggling in Commercial Shipping

          Illicit drug producers continue to develop complex trafficking patterns, targeting commercial vessels and their crew to transit their supply through multiple stopover and transit points. The safety..

          Why pirates attack: Geospatial evidence

          "I believe the title of pirate should be given to those who come to our waters illegally.”