For smuggling cocaine worth 10 million dollars.
The court of the American city of Tampa (Florida) sentenced two citizens of Ukraine to 25 years in prison for attempting to smuggle cocaine, according to the U.S. justice Department.
Earlier, the jury found Pollina Igor and Alexei Turcan guilty of smuggling 370 kilograms of cocaine worth 10 million dollars.
According to authorities, the men were arrested in November last year off the coast of Puerto Rico (the territory is under the control of the United States).
The yacht on which they walked at night without turning on the lights, found a border patrol aircraft P-3 Orion, which gave the coordinates of the vessel the U.S. Coast guard. During a search of the yachts managed to find a total of 370 kilos of cocaine, including mixed with food of the crew.
When the boat, which was under the Spanish flag, ran it through the database, it became clear that it is the so-called “ship-Ghost” because using someone else’s registration number. How and where it was heading yacht not specified.
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