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Weeks After $ 1 billion Cocaine bust, US customs seize JP Morgan's container ship

The MSC Gayane was operated by Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Co. and is now & # 39; subject to potential loss & # 39 ;.

Weeks After $ 1 billion Cocaine bust, US customs seize JP Morgan's container ship
The ship was raided on June 17 and the US Customs and Border Protection found 20 tons of cocaine in different containers. (Image: AP)

In a record bomb attack, the US customs authorities owned a large container ship owned by JP Morgan Asset Management, three weeks after the authorities found more than $ 1 billion in cocaine on the ship.

The MSC Gayane was operated by Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Co. and is now “subject to potential loss,” according to a Wall Street Journal report quoting US attorney William McSwain in a statement.

The ship was raided on June 17 and the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) found 20 tons of cocaine in different containers. According to the WSJ report, the ship had left Chile, after which it made several stops in Peru, Panama and Freeport in the Bahamas.

The report also confirmed the arrest of eight crew members with various others charged with the case.

This is the second time an MSC ship has been caught in a drug failure. In March, a ship of the same size as Gayane was attacked and nearly 1,200 kilos of cocaine was discovered on board.

The customs office has temporarily suspended the MSC Customs-Trade Partnership certification. The lining is therefore more susceptible to “research”.

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