One of the vessel’s crew members was also arrested
operation, which lasted several days, ended with an arrest and confiscation of
illicit drugs during the past weekend. One of the vessel’s crew members was
also arrested, Germany’s Central Customs Authority said.
The ship Handysize bulker Budva flying the flag of Montenegro
The ship, flying
the flag of Montenegro, has been identified as the 35,000 dwt Handysize bulker
Budva. Built in China in 2014, Budva is owned by Montenegrin shipping company
Barska Plovidba, VesselsValue’s data shows
Based on findings
received through international cooperation, investigators targeted the bulk
carrier. The ship was sailing from Brazil via England to Hamburg.
According to the
Customs Authority, there was a suspicion that drugs were being smuggled into Europe
aboard the 180-meter-long freighter