Brazil: Armed men board containership to hide cocaine 

Brazil: Armed men board containership to hide cocaine 

Five armed pirates boarded a containership owned by Hamburg Süd in Santos anchorage, Brazil.

The incident on board Cap San Marco occurred Sunday morning (December 2), according to local reports. 

The deckhand on watch, a Filipino national, was reportedly tied up by armed men, who attempted to hide cocaine inside a container. 

After the criminals had fled, one container was found with a broken seal but with no cocaine inside it.

Following a thorough check of the boxship, Brazilian authorities found some 402kg of cocaine hidden in another container, believed to have been loaded during the ship’s previous call at Paranagua port, Brazil.

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“The cocaine found on board is not related to this incident in Santos,” the spokesperson of Hamburg Süd further said.

An investigation into the incident has been launched. 

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