Russian sailors are accused of transporting nearly 10 tons of cocaine The Cape Verde police discovered 260 bundles of drugs on board the vessel flying Panama flag.  The entire crew consisting of Russians was detained.

The total weight of the drug was 9570 kg.

11 members of the crew were detained, all of them were citizens of Russia.

According to the police, the ship was going from South America to Morocco. The crew made a request to stop in Praia due to the sudden death of one of the sailors.

Upon arrival at the port, the vessel was immediately searched, because police received  information about drug smuggling.