The bulk carrier at the centre of Newcastle’s cocaine bust and diver death last week is preparing to leave the Port of Newcastle.
The Marshall Island-registered Areti had sailed to Newcastle from Argentina carrying a huge load of cocaine.
The drugs were being unloaded in Newcastle last Monday when a diver died, and a police operation began to investigate those responsible.
The ship was searched from top to bottom in a bid to find anymore cocaine or a clue as to who might’ve been responsible.
The ship will sail from Newcastle at seven o’clock on Thursday morning after being cleared by police investigators.
A Cairns man will appear in court on Friday, charged with supply and trafficking offences.
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