The French Polynesian border police seized ~US$50 million worth of methamphetamine drugs onboard a HAL-Holland America cruise ship arriving from the USA.
A 27-year-old Tahitian passenger was arrested after the discovery of 21 kilograms (46+ pounds) of the drug in his luggage.
4+ kilograms of the drug were found in the suitcase.
A subsequent search of his cabin turned up a further 15+ kg of methamphetamine in other luggage.
The man, who has been transferred to Papeete (Tahiti Island, French Polynesia) for further questioning, risks a jail term of up to 10 years.
According to investigators, the drugs were loaded by the mule in the United States.
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