ESER cargo ship under the flag of Panama was arrested at the port of the capital of the African country of Cape Verde, Praia, for drug smuggling. It is reported by local police.
The Republic of Guinea-Bissau is located in West Africa. The incident occurred on January 31. The ship was carrying 260 bales of cocaine, which is about 9570 kg.
Was arrested 11 crew members who were citizens of the Russian Federation. According to local militiamen, the ship went to Morocco from South America, but due to the sudden death one of the ship asked for permission to go to Praia.
When the ship docked at port, on Board immediately conducted a search, as police received operative information that the crew can be related to drug smuggling.
According to the publication Reuters, the largest in the history of the island a cargo of drugs.