고스트 보트 운반 1,400 태평양 외딴 섬에 코카인 1 파운드가 씻겨

작은, 지난주에 태평양의 외딴 섬에서 승객을 태우지 않은 가정하지 못한 보트 — 하지만 주위에로드 1,430 파운드 (649 킬로그램) 코카인.

18 피트 (5.4-미터) fiberglass vessel was discovered on a beach at Ailuk Atoll in the Marshall Islands, a chain of coral atolls and volcanic islands between the Philippines and Hawaii.
The cocaine came sealed and wrapped in blocks, 에 따르면 Marshall Islands police, who then collected and destroyed most of the packages by burning them in an incinerator. Photos of the blocks show stained, yellowing plastic, stamped with a red logo that bears the lettersKW.
One resident on Ailuk, which is home to around 400 사람들, discovered the boat last week, according to CNN affiliate Radio New Zealand. The vessel was too heavy for residents to lift onto the beachso they investigated the inside, where a large compartment under the deck revealed the bricks of cocaine.
    Marshall Islands police transport the confiscated packages of cocaine to an incinerator on December 15, 2020.

    The residents notified the authorities, and police brought the drugs back to the capital of Majuro, on another island. 이번 주, police brought the cocaine to the incinerator; 뿐 4.4 파운드 (2 킬로그램) were saved for the US Drug Enforcement Agency to conduct laboratory analysis, 당국은 말했다.
    전체적으로, the haul is worth an estimated $ 80 백만, according to RNZand is the largest amount of cocaine to ever wash onto the Marshall Islands.
    Authorities said they believed the boat had drifted over from South or Central America, and could have been at sea for one or two years.
    Marshall Islands Police Captain Eric Jorban (왼쪽) empties packages of cocaine into an incinerator in the capital Majuro, 12 월 15.

    This may be one of the biggest drug hauls, but it’s certainly not the first; islands in the Pacific are on a major international drug trafficking route, and numerous drug packages have previously been seized or discovered in the Marshall Islands.
      A resident found nearly 40 파운드 (18 킬로그램) 코카인 에 2016, and was arrested for not immediately handing it to police; a fisherman reeled in 105 파운드 (48 킬로그램) of suspected cocaine 에 2018; just this year, police suspect a supply of cocaine may have washed up on Maloelap Atoll and contributed to an explosion in drug use and drug-related health complications.
      Many of the packages that wash up are professionally wrapped; sometimes residents take the drugs instead of reporting them, fueling widespread drug availability and use. The problem has escalated so much this year that the Marshall Islands parliament established a drug task force in May as part of a larger crackdown effort.

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