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German Federal Police Arrests Two Crew Members in Kiel

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In an unexpected turn of events, the port of Kiel witnessed the arrest of two crew members from separate cruise ships, the MSC Euribia and the MS AIDAnova. The federal police, conducting routine checks of passenger and crew lists, discovered arrest warrants for a 33-year-old North Macedonian and a 55-year-old Turkish national. As a result, their journey came to an abrupt end, and they were swiftly transported to prison, where they will serve a total of 905 days behind bars.

The incident unfolded on Saturday, when the MSC Euribia and the MS AIDAnova docked in Kiel, a popular destination for cruise ships visiting Germany. The Federal Police Inspectorate, equipped with a dedicated pool, assumes responsibility for border police entry and exit controls for these vessels. Their duties include inspection of passenger and crew lists to ensure compliance with the law.

During the thorough examination, the federal police officers uncovered existing arrest warrants for the two crew members. Both individuals had been convicted by German courts for violating the Narcotics Act, leading to their imminent apprehension. The North Macedonian national faces a remaining sentence of 551 days, while the Turkish national has 350 days left to serve.

With the arrival of the cruise ships in Kiel, the federal police officers promptly took custody of the crew members. Following their arrest, the men were transferred to the correctional facility in accordance with the issued arrest warrants. The efficient response from the authorities emphasizes the commitment to upholding the law and maintaining security within the port.

As the cruise industry continues to grow it is imperative for authorities to maintain strict control measures to ensure the safety and well-being of passengers and crew members alike. The vigilance exhibited by the federal police in Kiel demonstrates their dedication to upholding the law and maintaining the integrity of port operations.