The cruise line industry is always abuzz with interesting storylines – this time reports of a cocaine bust aboard the Marco Polo Cruise Ship in which two elderly British passengers were arrested.
The suspects, ages 70 and 72, were held on suspicion of international drug trafficking when the ship docked in Lisbon, Portugal.
According to the Independent, “Portuguese police said a search revealed the cocaine had been “ingeniously concealed” within four suitcases.”
Apparently the couple was taking cocaine between the Caribbean and Europe.
Reports say 18 to 22 pounds of cocaine was found within the suitcases.
Read more in the Guardian: Cocaine haul seized from couple in 70s on UK cruise ship.
Read more in the Evening Standard: Two British pensioners, 70 and 72, arrested after ‘large amount of cocaine’ found in cruise ship cabin.