According to reports, container ship DIMITRIS C on Sep 14 was searched by Police and Customs officers at Ilo port, Peru.
Three bags with 120 bricks of cocaine were reportedly found somewhere inside the ship. Also, police collected $16,243 cash.
As informed, the drugs were found by the crew, carefully hidden in a void space on the deck between two holds.
The master of the Maltese-flagged vessel informed the authorities of the incident, and shortly thereafter police forces accompanied by trained dogs boarded the vessel.
“A full search was conducted by the authorities, escorted by the crew’s safety committee, an office representative who flew from Greece and the representatives of the local P&I. No other drugs were found onboard,” the company said in a statement.