31 May 2023: Rottnest Island, Australia

Australian Police and Border Force found 29 packages of cocaine wrapped in blue plastic and seized it from a bulk carrier called St Pinot, sailing under the Marshall Islands flag. It is alleged that the drugs came from Argentina, South America. Another package was obtained once the ballast tank was emptied. Each package had several 1-kilogram cocaine blocks, police officials said. The discovery was made after they received an SOS call from a small boat off the coast of Rottnest Island which led the authorities to begin looking for cargo ships operating in the area and ultimately found the St Pinot. The two seafarers arrested onboard were working as master and chief engineer. The haul equaled about 850 kilograms of cocaine worth 375 million.