Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


The shrimp shipment came from Mar del Plata. (Photo: StockFile)

Cocaine found hidden in shrimp shipment

Click on the flag for more information about Argentina ARGENTINA
Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 23:30 (GMT + 9)

The police in Chubut found high purity cocaine hidden in boxes of shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri) that were in the premises of the company Poseidon, in Puerto Madryn.

Police personnel in Chubut under the supervision of the federal judge of Rawson, Hugo Sastre, measured the cocaine hidden in a shipment of more than 4,000 kilograms of shrimp that was to be exported to Spain.

There are no details on the amount of the drugs found. The criminal court clerk, Mariano Miquelarena, estimated that the forceful search was going to take several hours because it is necessary to check all the goods.

According to the federal prosecutor of Rawson, Fernando Gelves, "the estimates performed by the police is that it could overcome a tonne," the newspaper Clarin reported. Telam agency, meanwhile, said there were "at least 100 kilos."

Research-related sources reported that the shipments of shrimp "came from Mar del Plata and the workers in charge of handling the boxes were those who suspected they contained drug was and warned" the appropriate authorities about it.

Sastre stressed that "what was found in the boxes of shrimp matches the complaint."

According to the statement of one of the employees of Poseidon, some of the boxes filled with shrimp were different inside: the packages had no labels and no seals that are typical of exports. For this reason, he decided to call the police suspecting that there was something weird.

The shipment, whose destination was Spain, had been "in the cooling equipment of the company" for a month, clarified research sources.

"Even the lot was delayed because more goods for export had to be collected and because they had had some objections from the National Health and Food Quality Service (Senasa) as to the way the shrimp were packaged," they added.

The judge Sastre was concerned about the fact that "the finding was performed at random."

"I have a weird feeling as to this because on the one hand we are glad to have found the shipment but on the other hand, we are certain that no controls are performed here," he acknowledged.

Research sources pointed out that until last night nobody had been taken to prison as a result of this incident, since the finding "was fortuitous."

However, the lorry driver who transported the boxes, the place of origin of the goods –Poseidon -- and the whole chain to export shrimp are being investigated.

By Analia Murias
editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
United States
Oct 23, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
Salmon importer joins Japanese giant firm SNG subsidiary
Spain
Oct 23, 03:20 (GMT + 9):
Shipowners require 'level playing field' for all fleets fishing for sharks
Peru
Oct 23, 02:20 (GMT + 9):
Industrial anchovy fishing season opening faces risks
European Union
Oct 23, 02:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Eating fish may make antidepressants more effective, study says
United States
Oct 23, 02:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Innovative aquaculture program grows oysters
United Kingdom
Oct 23, 02:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Fish switching genders studied by Cambridge scientist
Republic of Ireland
Oct 23, 02:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BREIF - Long-range surveillance gear targets fish poachers
European Union
Oct 23, 02:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Greenpeace Video Shows Endangered Species Caught by Floating Fish Traps Share Tweet
United States
Oct 23, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Maritime Broadband Opens Office in Greece to Service Growing International Demand for C-Bird VSAT Communications Solution
Australia
Oct 23, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Pacific nations agree to historic tuna fishery pact to protect local industries
United States
Oct 23, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BREIF - Researchers, shrimpers look for black gill shrimp in Georgia
European Union
Oct 23, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Europe lifts 'yellow card' on Fiji tuna but problems remain
Kiribati
Oct 23, 01:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Kiribati tightens control over fishing waters
United Kingdom
Oct 23, 01:40 (GMT + 9):
Three oyster farms in search of ASC standard
Norway
Oct 23, 01:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Strong earnings in third quarter for Marine Harvest



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
DiCaprio Foundation donates USD 2 million to combat overfishing, ocean conservation
United States The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation provided USD 2 million to Oceans 5, an international funders’ collaborative dedicated to stopping overfishing and establishing marine reserves in the world’s five oceans.
Rapid shellfish toxins test may be soon available
Australia A new project to develop a rapid shellfish toxin screen test is underway at the University of Tasmania.
Conservationists condemn Malta’s request to raise bluefin tuna quota
Malta Malta's government’s intention to be granted bluefin tuna quota increase has not been welcomed by conservation organization WWF and by the coalition of Maltese NGOs Fish4tomorrow.
Large scale commercial fisheries restricted in Beaufort Sea
Canada The federal government announced a new Arctic fisheries management that will protect a large area of Canada's Beaufort Sea from large-scale commercial fishing and ensure a sustainable resource for local communities.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Pescanova, S.A. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Limited
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel ehf - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Grupo Calvo - Luis Calvo Sanz, S.A. (Group Headquarter)
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2014 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER