Cruise ship re-up for drug dealers

//Cruise ship re-up for drug dealers

Here’s a story that combines two of my greatest obsessions: cruise ships and the best television series ever. OK, The Wire doesn’t actually get a mention, but if I say the report involves drugs and Baltimore, you should see where I’m going on this.
Three crew members from Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas have been charged with attempting to smuggle heroin and cocaine from the Dominican Republic.
Court papers say the men, 35-year-old Gavin Excell and 27-year-old kitchen workers John Swart Garth and Kishurn Neptune, planned to sell the drugs to two women from Virginia who they arranged to meet in a Walmart store at Port Covington, near the port’s cruise terminal.
According to the Baltimore Sun, customs officials were alerted by a security officer on board the 2,250-passenger ship. They searched Excell when the ship berthed on December 18 and found 700 grams of heroin and 300 grams of cocaine hidden in his waistband and shoes.
Agents later arrested a man and a woman outside the Walmart after Garth, who said he had been paid $4,000 to deliver three packages of drugs, was seen entering and leaving their black SUV. They allegedly found $8,000 cash in the vehicle and drugs in the woman’s handbag.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:13+00:00 29 December 2010|Cruise News|0 Comments

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.

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