In Guinea-Bissau have detained 11 Russian sailors
MOSCOW, 1 Feb — RIA Novosti. The authorities of Guinea-Bissau have detained 11 Russian sailors, have informed RIA of news in Embassy of Russia in Guinea-Bissau.
“The fact of detention of Russian sailors were. We are in close contact with investigators, directly from detainees. Keep our finger on the pulse. Expected information”, — said the representative of the Embassy.
According to the “Maritime Bulletin”, the ship ESER under the flag of Panama was flying from this country to Morocco (Tangier) and made an emergency stop in the port of Praia in Cape Verde, after one of the crew members died of unknown cause. Here, the local police found on Board 9.5 tons of cocaine. The crew was detained by the local authorities, the ship is in port.
According to the Russian Embassy, arrested 11 people, according to preliminary information, all of them citizens of Russia.
“Pre-there is such information”, — said the representative of the Embassy on the question of whether detainees suspected of drug smuggling.