Cocaine worth USD 1 billion seized from MSC ship

US authorities found several tons of cocaine on board an MSC ship, with an estimated market value of USD 1 billion. Two crew members admit involvement, show court documents.

Photo: Ritzau Scanpix/AFP/Dominick Reuter

US authorities seize several tons of cocaine with an estimated market value of USD 1 billion from an MSC-owned ship.

The find was discovered on board MSC Gayana Monday, when US authorities raided the vessel upon its arrival in the Port of Philadelphia, US. The ship's previous ports of call were Chile, Panama and the Bahamas.

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