Cape Verde police have detained 11 Russian sailors for the suspected smuggling of more than nine tons of cocaine, Russian news agencies reported citing local police.
RIA news agency said the ship ESER, sailing under Panama’s flag, was heading to Tangier in Morocco from Panama. It was detained after it stopped at Porto Praia following the death of a crew member.
The Russian embassy in Cape Verde, an archipelago off the coast of West Africa, declined immediate comment when contacted by phone on Saturday. According to Refinitive data, the vessel ESER remains in Porto Praia.
Last February, six suspected drug traffickers were arrested after 389 kg (858 pounds) of cocaine was found in the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires.
Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Hugh Lawson
US set to blow other countries away with ‘staggering’ scale of new oil and gas production
Over next decade, unlesss its trajectory changes, 61 percent of new global production will come from the United States
A new analysis reveals that the United States is expected to be the main contributor to a "looming carbon time bomb."
Released Tuesday by human and environmental rights group Global Witness, the report (pdf) shows how the U.S. is on track to dwarf other nations' shares of new oil and gas production over the next decade. In fact, says the analysis, 61 percent of all new global production is likely to come from the United States.
GOP is still accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from a megadonor caught in prostitution scandal
In February, Republican megadoner John W. Childs was charged with soliciting prostitution at a Florida massage parlor.
Childs was charged in the same sting that implicated Robert Kraft, the outspoken owner of the Eagles.
Since the sting, Childs has continued to be a major funder to Republican groups and candidates, reports CNBC.
He's given a total of $330,000 to Republicans, according to FEC filings.
The primary recipients of his largesse have been the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Nothing new for US in Trump’s Greenland ambitions
President Donald Trump's interest in buying Greenland has been met with disdain -- but it follows a longstanding US tradition of expanding its frontiers through land purchases from foreign countries.
The self-governed Danish territory has been in US sights at least twice before, while Washington has bought territory from Russia, Spain, France and Denmark since the turn of the 19th century.
- The Louisiana Purchase (1803) -
In the early 18th century, London and Paris were at loggerheads over control of North America, but French interest waned after it lost Quebec in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759.