The federal police in Australia report that its law enforcement officers and the Australia border protection agency seized thirty (30) kilos of cocaine stashed aboard an unidentified cruise ship which docked in Sydney on November 30, 2017. Four passengers were arrested on the ship and escorted from the cruise ship – a 41-year-old Belgian woman
Four Cruise Passengers Busted for Cocaine Smuggling
WFTV-9 (ABC) reports that four women were arrested on charges of smuggling cocaine weighing a little over 6.5 kilograms at Port Canaveral last month after taking a cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas.
The local ABC news station identified Lakisha Abney, Shawnta Aiken, Ciera Bryant and Shenique Milbourne as cruise passengers who…
Cocaine Bust: Three Crew Members Arrested in Ocho Rios, Jamaica
The Jamaica Observer reports that yesterday the police in Ocho Rios arrested three crew members aboard an unidentified cruise ship docked at the Ocho Rios Pier with a large quantity of cocaine hidden under their clothes.
The three men were reportedly from St. Vincent. The newspaper identified the men, Lloyd Thomas (40 years old), Dasrick…
NCL Drug Bust Fallout
Drug busts on NCL cruise ships have been big news for the past month.
First there was the arrest of five galley workers on the Norwegian Sun who were apprehended in Tampa when they smuggled 7 kilos of cocaine from Roatan.
Two of the arrested NCL ship employees were from St. Lucia along with two…
Mafia Drugs Hidden Aboard Doomed Costa Concordia
The Independent reports that the Costa Concordia was carrying a "huge shipment of Mafia-owned cocaine" when it departed on its final voyage, according to investigators.
The dramatic story involves tape recordings of gang member communications which revealed that a Calabrian crime syndicate called Ndrangheta had hidden cocaine hidden aboard the Concordia, when it capsized in January…
Argentinian Police Bust Royal Caribbean Crew Members with 15 Kilos of Cocaine
The Merco Press and Crew Center reports that Argentinian Police arrested two Royal Caribbean crew crew members on the Splendour of the Seas cruise ship for trying to smuggle cocaine to sell in Europe. The cruise ship was anchored in the port of Buenos Aires.
The crew members had taped the coke to their bodies.
20 Kilos: Drug Bust on the Horizon
The El Universal newspaper in Caracas reports that three people carrying 20 kilos of cocaine were arrested trying to smuggle the drugs aboard the Horizon cruise ship while in port in Margarita Island in Venezuela.
The Horizon is currently in operation by French cruise line CDF Croisières de France. The articles, however, erroneously state that…
Passenger Smuggles Cocaine Aboard Carnival Liberty
News sources are reporting that a Carnival cruise passenger was busted at Port Canaveral with 12 pounds of cocaine in his suitcase after returning from a Caribbean cruise.
The Orlando Sentinel says that Ishermon Tafari, age 31, from the country of Granada, was arrested over the weekend when federal officers entered his cabin on the…
Reefer Madness: Bahamas Magistrate Taunts & Shakes Down Royal Caribbean Potheads
The Nassau Tribune reports on a criminal hearing last weekend in the Bahamas after five cruise ship passengers from two different ship were arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana. The five passengers each had between one and five grams of pot. I’m told that’s enough pot for a couple of joints.
A 28 year…
Cocaine & Heroin Cruise Ship Bust: Bahamas Celebration Crew Member Arrested For Smuggling Drugs
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…