Three weeks after the US Customs found that 18 tons of cocaine were transported Time has passed, the MSC Gayane container ship under MSC is still stranded in place, showing no sign of leaving.
According to the latest announcement by the US authorities, MSC Gayane is very It may be confiscated! You must know that this container ship was just built in 2018 and can load 11,600 TEU containers. A new ship of the same specifications now requires about 150 million U.S. dollars to build. Even if calculated based on the second-hand price, the value of MSC Gayane is also More than 100 million US dollars! MSC can be said to be down with blood mold!
On June 16, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) raided a raid After the ship, 18 tons of cocaine, worth up to 1.3 billion U.S. dollars, were found. This was the largest cocaine seizure in the history of the United States Customs. Six crew members were subsequently arrested.
U.S. Attorney General William McSwain announced on Monday that the ship couldThe ship could be taken by the US government permanently (the ship could be taken by the US government permanently), will be requisitioned or auctioned.
William McSwain said: “The seizure of such a huge drug is complexMiscellaneous and unprecedented. When a ship enters American waters with such a large amount of deadly drugs, the office and our partners will take the most severe consequences for all responsible parties to protect our country. "
William McSwain said, "This action reminds all shipping companies and captains that they are responsible for implementing and implementing strict security measures to prevent such smuggling attempts in accordance with U.S. and international laws. ”
According to a source in an interview with NBC, these drugs were not shipped to Philadelphia, but to the Netherlands and France. In addition to drugs, the containers on board are also filled with wine, cardboard vegetable extracts and dried fruits from all over the world.
Previously, The US Customs has announced the suspension of C-TPAT qualification for Mediterranean Shipping for 90 days! C-TPAT qualification is cancelled or suspended, which is equivalent to entering the blacklist of the US Customs and will be considered by the United States as an "untrustworthy trader." Then this liner company will be subject to additional and stricter inspections when entering and leaving US ports. , The entry causes the delay of the goods!
In addition, after the ship is detained, the shipping company must also pay about US$10,000 per day for docking fees, insurance premiums, etc. Counting it down, MSC has suffered a heavy loss this time! It's not easy to be the boss of the boat!