After Rosario3 publish information about the diver who was found dead on the coast of NewCastle and the discovery of 50 kilos of cocaine that presumably came on a ship that left the port of Renova in Timbúes, Prefectura Naval made some clarifications in this regard.
“Through journalistic media it was learned that on May 9 of the current year, Australian Police seized approximately 50 kilos of cocaine in the Port of Newcastle. The investigation would have been initiated after the death of a diver wearing a neoprene suit with sophisticated driving equipment in said port”, they pointed out from the Prefecture.
Regarding the appearance of the 50 kilos of cocaine, the maritime authority stated that it had no official information on the matter. However, they stated that consultations were held with the local Customs, responsible for cargo control, and with the Terminal company of the Port of San Lorenzo, responsible for the security of the port facility and the ship by current national and international regulations, who they also do not know the facts.
Regarding what happened in the port of Newcastle, Australia, the Prefecture insisted that learned through the media and that there was no telephone contact with Australian authorities.
“It was learned that the Australian authorities arrested a diver of Brazilian nationality who wanted to go from Australia to Singapore, as a result of being connected with the dead diver in the vicinity of the ship moored in the port of Australia, and the discovery of packages with cocaine, always according to journalistic sources. In this case, it is not known if the alleged drug was being loaded or unloaded on the ship named Areti GR in the Australian port, which was actually in San Lorenzo port at the beginning of last April; which does not necessarily indicate that she could have been “contaminated” with the drug in our country”, they added.
In this sense, the Prefecture explained that “all ships that sail in Argentine waters are controlled and monitored through a system that the Prefecture has in terms of navigation safety, from the time they enter our country until they leave again. and once it is out of Argentine waters, the ship begins a voyage in free waters, outside of Argentine control”.
In the case of the “contamination” of this ship in particular, “it is striking because the method involves a very high degree of professionalism and difficulty given that it is about placing drugs below the surface of the water on the outside inside the ship, which would involve a complex job with more than one person with a lot of professionalism and knowledge of diving, as well as sophisticated elements and state-of-the-art technology for the work, and a lot of time because it must also be added that the diving tasks in the waters of our rivers of the coast are made under total lack of visibility due to the murky waters and the strong current, working “by touch”, which prevents the necessary precision to first locate the place and then the way to secure the load within the grids that the ship has to stabilize by entering or expelling water with special pumps”, they concluded.