It is noted that the man originated in the occupied Yalta Igor Polshyn and Moscow resident Oleskii Tsurkan were detained in November 2016 off the coast of Puerto Rico. They tried to smuggle 370 kg of cocaine worth US $ 10 million on a yacht into the territory of the United States at night.
The yacht which they sailed at night without turning on the lights, was discovered by border patrol aircraft P-3 Orion, which gave the coordinates to the US Coast Guard vessel. A search of the yacht found a total of 370 kilograms of cocaine, including cocaine commingled with the food supplies of the crew.
After checking the sailboat on the database, which was under the Spanish flag, it became clear that it was a so-called "ghost ship", as it used a somebody else’s registration number.
It is also specified that previously jury found Polshyn and Tsurkan guilty of drug smuggling.