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Crew member charged after huge cocaine bust on MSC ship

A crew member has been charged in the US in connection with the discovery of 20 tons of cocaine aboard container ship MSC Gayane in June. A total of six people have been arrested in connection with the case, one of the largest cocaine busts in US history.

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US authorities have charged a crew member of container vessel MSC Gayane concerning the record-breaking cocaine find aboard the ship when it docked in Philadelphia in June.

Specifically, Montenegrin engineering trainee Nenad Ilic, 39, has been charged with "conspiring to violate maritime drug-smuggling laws" in connection with the case, in which authorities found 20 tons of cocaine aboard the container ship, newspaper Philadelphia Inquirer writes based on court documents.

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