Ship boarded by intruders, police found 1.322 kilo cocaine afterwards
In the morning of Aug 12, 2018, the 'Grande Santos' was boarded by several armed men from a boat, which came alongside the ship, anchored on Santos outer anchorage
In the morning of Aug 12, 2018, the 'Grande Santos' was boarded by several armed men from a boat, which came alongside the ship, anchored on Santos outer anchorage. The crew who spotted intruders alerted the bridge, and the master activated the security system and informed the Santos authorities, requiring immediate assistance. The crew blocked the superstructure or hided inside most safe compartments, waiting for help. A Navy patrol came too late to intercept the intruders because of foul weather. They managed to flee the ship. The cargo area was searched, two broken containers were found, with nothing stolen. But in two other containers bags were found with 1.322 kilo of cocaine inside. The bags were still wet. The police was unsure whether the cocaine was brought by the intruders, or was already on board, loaded during theship’s stay in port. On Aug 7, another Grimaldi-ship, the 'Grande Nigeria'. also had been involved in a cocaine trafficking attempt, while the ship was berthed at Santos.