Phantom smugglers

Phantom ship intercepted.

Ship busted moving ice a repeat offender, says Indonesia


Indonesian police say they believe a ‘phantom ship’ loaded with one tonne of crystal meth intercepted on its way to Australia last week was the same ‘mother ship’ that offloaded a record haul of ice off the coast of Perth intercepted and seized by Australian authorities in December.

National Narcotics Agency chief Budi Waseso said Indonesia had been working closely with Australian, Chinese and Taiwanese authorities for six months to try and intercept the MV Sunrise Glory and had received a tip-off in early December that it would pass through the Java Sea on its way to Australia.

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