Newspapers in Palm Beach Country are reporting that a 30-year-old crew member is facing drug charges after U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities say he smuggled cocaine and heroin from the Bahamas on the Bahamas Celebration cruise ship.

The Bahamas Celebration is operated by the Celebration Cruise Line and cruises between the Port of Palm Beach and Freeport, Bahamas.

A crew member, identified as Adrian Bradley Trench, was arrested last Thursday on charges of Bahamas Celebration Cruise Shipimporting more than 500 grams of cocaine and more than 100 grams of heroin. Crew member Trench had left the cruise ship after it arrived at the Port of Palm Beach from Freeport. When federal immigration officers asked Trench for his immigration forms, the crew member reportedly tried to run back to the cruise ship.

The officers apprehended him and noticed two packages wrapped around Trench’s calves, containing 1,043 grams of cocaine (about 2.25 pounds) and 674 grams of heroin (about 1.5 pounds). 

Drug smuggling from the Bahamas is not uncommon. Last Spring, we reported on two incidents where a crew member and a passenger were arrested for smuggling large quantities of cocaine from the Bahamas into the same port. Read Another Drug Bust on the Bahamas Celebration.

 

Photo Credit: thebahamasweekly.com

  • John Goldsmith

    I am not naive enough to think that the money earned from drug smugglers is small potoatoes, while there is a demand there will also be a supplier.Like other activities on the Caribbean Islands and various cruise stops, this has caused me concern as to where I would cruise.
    I think I may stick to Hawaii.

  • juanita lynn stanley

    This Juanita Lynn Stanley I’m from NC USA. I am glad y’all were able to catch this man. If y’all didn’t he others would probably try to it again if they hadn’t already. In the USA heroin and crystal meth is bad here and the fear from some of terrorist groups smuggling stuff here in the USA.im a White female and 42. Sincerely Juanita Lynn stanley