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Ship Operators caught offloading cocaine at sea

By Mitchelle Uzorka

Authorities in Austrlia have arrested four crew members from the Cyprus-registerd bulk carrier Kypros Bravery after seizing 416 kilograms of cocaine, or about 917 pounds with worth estimated $166 million Australian dollars.

The investigation was carried out by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) with assistance from the Australian Border Force (ABF), South Australia Police (SAPOL), Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and the Department of Home Affair.

The vessel was searched by Australian Border Force officers after docking in Port Adelaide on March 17, according to Australian Border Force Acting Chief Superintendent Alex Kelsall.

The four men, aged between 29 and 44, could be facing a life sentence having been charged with importation of a commercial quantity of border controlled drugs, namely cocaine.




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