A newspaper in Brazil reports that the police arrested crew members on a cruise ship who were smuggling 100 pounds of cocaine.
The Globo newspaper identified the cruise ship as the M/S Empress, owned by Royal Caribbean and operated by the Royal Caribbean brand Pullmantur.
The police officers arrested Honduran crew members after finding 333 bags of cocaine weighing 100 pounds. The drugs were found in the crew members’ cabin in several bags hidden in coffee pouches.
The drugs were intended to be delivered to Europe.
Royal Caribbean said that it has a “zero tolerance” policy regarding illegal drugs on its ships.
The cruise ship was previously operated by Royal Caribbean International as the Nordic Empress and Empress of the Seas.
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