Monday, January 10, 2011

Marchman Act Blog: Cruise ship Poesia: Vessel raided for illegal drugs before departure from Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades

Before the MSC Poesia set sail, taking music fans on its Jam Fest cruise around the western Caribbean, U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it raided the ship for illegal drugs and contraband while it was docked at Port Everglades.

The Jan. 4 operation resulted in 15 seizures of marijuana, LSD, mushrooms, hash oil, Ecstasy, prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia in mostly small quantities, CBP spokeswoman Migdalia Travis said.

She would not release the names of those arrested.

A spokeswoman for MSC Cruises said she would have to confirm the report before commenting.

Agents and K-9 officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; the U.S. Marshals Service; U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Broward Sheriff's Office participated in the raid, Travis said.

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