Cape Verde court finds Russians guilty in record cocaine bust

Cape Verde court finds Russians guilty in record cocaine bust

PRAIA (Reuters) - The Russian captain and crew of a cargo ship captured last year in Cape Verde last year with the biggest cocaine haul ever seized in the country were found guilty of drug trafficking and sentenced to jail on Friday. The 9.5 tonnes of cocaine were seized in February 2019 after the ship, which was travelling to Morocco from South America, docked at the port of Praia for legal reasons following the death of a crew member.

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