Two British pensioners have been arrested on a Caribbean cruise ship after “a large amount of cocaine” was found in their cabin. The British cruise passengers were traveling on the Marco Polo, a 425-cabin cruise ship operated by Cruise and Maritime Voyages. According to the Guardian the police seized around 9 or 10 kilos of cocaine.
The suspects, aged 70 and 72, were detained on suspicion of international drug trafficking moments after the vessel docked at the terminal in Lisbon, Portugal.
Portuguese police said a search revealed the cocaine had been “ingeniously concealed” within four suitcases.
The authorities did not identify the pensioners but indicated the suspects have already appeared before a judge and remain in custody.
“The National Drugs Trafficking Unit has identified and arrested a foreign couple who were travelling on a cruise line doing a circuit between the Caribbean and Europe and on which there was a strong suspicion of international drugs trafficking,” the Policia Judiciaria said in a statement
source : independence.co.uk.