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Saturday, February 28, 1970 @ 1100
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SANGEATANO (General cargo ship) Own Page

British Customs at Leith find a package of Cannabis in a hold of Liberian registered SANGEATANO

Ship's locationImperial Dock, Leith (Firth of Forth, Scotland, U.K.)Port of RegistryMonrovia (Liberia)

   A British Customs & Excise rummage squad at Leith Docks made a significant discovery when they found a large package containing around 30lbs weight of cannabis in a hold of the cargo ship SANGEATANO, registered in Monrovia, Liberia.

   The ship had brought about 10,000 tons of bauxite from Takoradi in Ghana, West Africa, and was originally expected to dock in Burntisland, Fife, but was diverted to Imperial Dock, Leith.

   SANGEATANO has a multi-national crew of 24, comprising Italians, Spaniards, Yugoslavs and a West African.