the container ship 'Svendborg Maersk', which sails under the Danish flag, was, according to the mexican newspaper El Universal on Thursday unveiled in the mexican port city of Manzanillo on the Maxicos west coast, with the whole 102,5 kilos of cocaine on board, writes the Times.dk.
Narkofangsten has a value of 1.2 million dollars – the equivalent of eight million Danish kroner.
In a result El Universal had people in the mexican navy received intelligence that there were drugs on board, since the Svendborg Maersk calls at Manzanillo. Cointainerskibet from the port city of Balboa in Panama, and had previously been in port in a day in Buenaventura in Colombia.
Mærsks Danish press confirm to Fyns Amts Avis, that on Thursday the 2. July was a study carried out on board the Svendborg Maersk as it calls at Manzanillo, and that two dockworkers were found hidden along with any drug in a container on the ship.
'We will cooperate with the mexican authorities, who have responsibility for the matter, but we do not want to comment on the matter further, while there is an investigation,' writes Mærska press officer Christian Kjærgaard-Winther, in a response to Fyns Amts Avis.
El Universal writes, according to Fyens Amts Avis, that two men on board at Svendborg Mærsk are detained. It is in due to the mexican newspaper two employees of a local company, which, according to the newspaper had no intention to bring the illegal cargo in the country.
Svendborg Maersk, sailing under the Danish flag, but only bears Svendborg-the name for historical reasons. The ship was built in 1998 and has space for 8160 containers.
the Maersk stresses that one does not accept the illegal cargo, and that the company has guidelines which help employees for the screening and handling of lastbookinger to be aware of anything unusual or suspiciously.