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Elderly Couple Arrested on a Caribbean Cruise Ship for Drug Trafficking

By ,   December 10, 2018 ,   Accidents

An elderly couple were arrested after ‘large amount of cocaine’ had been found in their luggage as both returned from a Caribbean cruise.

The pair, aged 70yo and 72yo, were held after the drugs had been discovered in their stateroom when their ship, the Cruise & Maritime VoyagesMarco Polo, docked at Lisbon Port’s Cruise Terminal.

CMV Marco Polo cruise ship

The Portuguese police acted after receiving tip-off from the National Crime Agency.

The unnamed couple are now being held in prison after appearing before a judge in closed court hearing. In a statement, the police described them as a ‘foreign couple’. Portuguese media reported they were British.

It has not been specified how much cocaine was seized.

According to a spokesman for Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Portuguese police officials had attended the Marco Polo ship in Lisbon last Tuesday, December 4, and detained 2 passengers who were travelling onboard the Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ ship.

For other Marco Polo accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.