Port security at Santos spotted suspicious activity at the berth of the 'Grande Nigeria' on Aug 7, 2018, at dawn on CCTV cameras. A speedboat came alongside and some objects were hoisted from boat to the cargo deck, i.e. there were people on board waiting for the boat. Police and Port Security officers couldn’t reach the ship in time to detain the perpetrators, bit during a search of the ship 18 suitcases were found in containers with rice and scrap. The waterproof suitcases contained cocaine, of 1,2 tons weight. An investigation was launched, probing an involvement of both port workers and crew members. The ship left Santos on Aug 9, bound r for Europe. The containers where the suitcases were hidden had been destined for Antwerp.