How can ships avoid detention for drug smuggling?
Many ship operators will be aware of the current detention by the Hellenic Coast Guard of the bulk carrier Skyros following arrival from Brazil with a cargo of soyabeans. The ship and all 23 crew members remain detained at the orders of the Corinth Port Authority whilst the incident is investigated by the Greek Directorate of Drug Prosecution and Smuggling.
Qwest Forensics is uniquely placed to offer advice to shipowners on how to prevent such contraband being smuggled on board- or in this case attached to the ship - in the first place.
This unique experience has allowed us to develop a bespoke service utilising dedicated experienced advisors, standard operating procedures, and tailored advice which all owners can adopt to prevent drugs being smuggled onto the ship in high risk countries or ports.