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Cocaine Smuggled To New Zealand Via Maersk Vessel

New Zealand authorities have seized the country’s largest cocaine shipment which arrived to the port of Tauranga hidden in a compartment attached to the underwater hull of Maersk Antares container vessel.
A spokesperson from Maersk Line confirmed that the shipment was discovered on October 31, when the boxship arrived to Tauranga from Chile in the late evening hours.
New Zealand’s Customs Service informed that members of a trans-national drug syndicate approached the ship and retrieved the cocaine, with a street value of around NZD 20 million (USD 13.8 million), from the compartment.

The authorities executed search warrants in Tauranga, Mt Maunganui and residential addresses in Auckland on November 1 related to the shipment, which culminated in arrests of four foreign nationals. The arrested people are believed to be in no relation to the ship’s crew members.
The Maersk Antares, which is deployed on Maersk Line’s AC3/Triple Star service, linking Latin America, New Zealand…

Chibuike Amaechi Outlines Maritime Safety And Security as Pillars To National Growth

THE Honourable Minister of Transportation Rt. Honourable Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has affirmed that the dictates of and total adherence to Maritime Safety and Security imperatives in the nation are critical ingredients of both industry and national growth. Addressing Stakeholders and Newsmen at the occasion of the world Maritime day celebration held in Lagos, the Honourable Minister assured Stakeholders in sub-sector of government’s co-operation in all concerted efforts towards the safety and security of the National waterways.
The event under the theme “connecting Ships, Ports and People”, the Honourable Minister stated is a wakeup call for all hands to be on deck in ensuring that the Maritime sub-sector is effectively prepared to attract foreign direct investment. (FDIS) which in turn would impact positively on the growth of the nation’s economy and an increased standard of living of the people.
The Honourable Minister told Stakeholders that Government is in collaboration with professio…