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Engineer sentenced to prison for cocaine find on MSC ship

Following the discovery of 20 tonnes of cocaine aboard one of MSC's container vessels in 2019, eight of the ship's crew members have pleaded guilty. Most recently, the ship's engineer has been sentenced to several years in prison.

US authorities seized 20 tonnes of cocaine on board MSC Gayane in the port of Philadelphia. | Photo: Port of Philadelphia

Eight crew members from container ship MSC Gayane, which was caught with 20 tonnes of cocaine hidden on board in the port of Philadelphia in 2019, have confessed to having participated in the smuggling of record-breaking cocaine find.

The news emerged this week with the verdict against the ship's engineer, who was sentenced to five years and ten months in prison, the court documents show.

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