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No wonder the cruise ship industry wants to get going again!

Cruise ship operations are about to return to the United States, bringing welcome relief to cruise lines and cruise-focused ports. In a sign of the return to normalcy, smugglers are once again taking advantage of legitimate cruise ship movements to piggyback small consignments of cocaine into the United States – not as large as the massive shipments that make the voyage on container ships or semi-submersibles, but still enough to warrant vigilance.

On June 6, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized 32 kilos of cocaine discovered by the security services aboard an unnamed cruise ship. The crew handed over the contraband last week upon docking in Port Everglades, Florida. Read on.