Bulk carrier and all 20 crew detained in ongoing cocaine bust investigation, Nigeria

24 kilos of cocaine were found on board of bulk carrier COOPER ISLAND at Lagos, Nigeria, on Jul 6. The ship is detained or arrested, all 20 crew including Master are also detained, understood they have to remain on board, something like home arrest. The ship arrived from Brazil on Jul 4, and will be kept under detention until completion of investigation. Nigerian police was alerted by international security services including Interpol. No details given, with regards to the site where drugs were found, whether or not crew might be involved. It is said by Nigerian authorities, that the crew are cooperative. Hope it will end well for the crew, and they won’t be kept as hostages.

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