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June 2022    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 37, No. 6   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Flotsam & Jetsam

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Underwater Drug Smugglers Down Under. The body of a diver, equipped with a top-of-the-range closed-circuit rebreather - and more than 120 pounds of cocaine - was found on a beach near Newcastle, New South Wales. It was Bruno Borges, a Brazilian, perhaps left to die by cartel bosses after he failed to retrieve a $20 million cocaine shipment from the MV Areti, which had recently arrived from Argentina. Australia's largest coal port has been a beacon for drug smugglers since it is only a two-hour drive from Sydney. The police arrested a local veteran scuba diver and tour guide, Captain James Blee of Queensland Superyacht Marine & Tours, charging him with large-scale drug-smuggling....


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