September 28, 2011
According to a CBP press release, Carl Peterkin was arrested for drug possession during a "random inspection" of cruise ship passengers debarking Carnival Victory after a seven-night Southern Caribbean cruise.
His brother Steven was also arrested for conspiracy. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations has taken custody of the two and will look into the situation further. Although Carnival is deferring questions to the CBP, a company spokesman tells us that "Carnival works regularly with government authorities to combat any type of illegal activity, including the smuggling of narcotics."
Think cruise ships have a drug problem? Check out what we had to say on the subject earlier this year.
--by Erica Silverstein, Features Editor