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special edition Crime World Extra: The ship nabbed with 20 tonnes of cocaine

This month, the eight and final crew member from the boat was sentenced for his role in the operation which planned to land €1 billion worth of coke into Europe.

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Nicola Tallant chats to investigative journalist Lynne Kelleher about the death of Irishman Jason Corbett

Nicola Tallant chats to investigative journalist Lynne Kelleher about the death of Irishman Jason Corbett

Nicola Tallant chats to investigative journalist Lynne Kelleher about the death of Irishman Jason Corbett

The seizure of 20 tonnes of cocaine on board the MSC Gayane at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia two years ago remains the largest in US customs history.

This month, the eight and final crew member from the boat was sentenced for his role in the operation which planned to land €1 billion worth of coke into Europe.

Behind the scenes lie Balkan drug traffickers linked to the Irish Kinahan organisation and a story of narco trafficking on the high seas that reads like a Hollywood movie.

Today, I’m talking to my colleague, Eamon Dillon, about the incredible tale of the Swiss-owned ship, the daring smuggle that went wrong and the ripple effects of the seizure of the record breaking cocaine haul.

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