Or you can mail donations to Henry Shivley at P.O. Box 964, Chiloquin, OR 97624

US Customs just seized a ship owned by JPMorgan after authorities found $1 billion worth of drugs on it

AOL

Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia have seized a container ship operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Co., weeks after authorities found more than $1 billion worth of cocaine on the vessel in what was one of the largest drug busts in American history.

US Customs and Border Protection seized the ship on July 4, a statement out Monday said. The ship is owned by client assets in a maritime strategy offered by JPMorgan Asset Management, according to a person familiar with the matter. It is operated by the Switzerland-based MSC. 

On June 18, CBP agents found 39,525 pounds of cocaine stashed in several containers on the MSC Gayane at the Philadelphia seaport. The street value of the drugs was estimated at about $1.3 billion, making it the largest cocaine seizure by the agency.

“A seizure of a vessel this massive is complicated and unprecedented – but it is appropriate because the circumstances here are also unprecedented,” said US Attorney William McSwain. “We found nearly 20 tons of cocaine hidden on this ship.”

At least a half a dozen crew members have been arrested, according to Homeland Security Investigations, and the investigation is ongoing. Charges included conspiracy to possess cocaine aboard a ship.

The Gayane sailed under the flag of Liberia and had previously traveled through the Bahamas and several South American countries, according to an online ship tracker.

JPMorgan declined to comment. Mediterranean Shipping Co. did not immediately respond to an email inquiry.

https://www.aol.com/article/finance/2019/07/09/us-customs-just-seized-a-ship-owned-by-jpmorgan-after-authorities-found-dollar1-billion-worth-of-drugs-on-it/23767071/

This entry was posted in News. Bookmark the permalink.
1032

6 Responses to US Customs just seized a ship owned by JPMorgan after authorities found $1 billion worth of drugs on it

  1. KOYOTE says:

    HOLY CRAP!!!!!
    THEY FOUND MY METH????????

  2. Mark Schumacher in LV says:

    15 others got through

    More dog and pony

  3. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    ”The street value of the drugs was estimated at about $1.3 billion, making it the largest cocaine seizure by the agency.”

    ONLY because they made it ‘illegal’.

    Otherwise… dirt cheap (by comparison)

    Rest assured, however, that it will NOT be destroyed… merely redistributed to certified dealers.

  4. Enemy of the State says:

    Are they just trying to act like they didn’t know?

    JPMORGAN
    Ok yeah a name you can trust
    Ugh

  5. Martist says:

    One of a million sacrificed to justify our “need” for them. A scapegoat, and I know who has that angle down to a science.

  6. NC says:

    “The ship is owned by client assets in a maritime strategy offered by JPMorgan Asset Management, according to a person familiar with the matter. It is operated by the Switzerland-based MSC.”

    Yeah….and I’m sure JPMorgan Asset Management and Switzerland-based MSC had absolutely nothing to do with it. Yeah…tell me another one.

    If this was you or I, we’d be in jail for life and being out of business would be the least of our worries.

    “Too big to jail” is what they’ll tell ya in this case, though.

Leave a Reply