An attempt to smuggle bags of cocaine attached to a MSC containership was foiled by officials at the Port of Santos in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Port authorities spotted a diver acting suspiciously in the water near the 2015-built MSC Meline while it was docked at a container terminal.
Police were alerted. The diver escaped but left behind a waterproof bag containing 28kg of the drug.
Another 57kg was found in two bags inside a steel box on the post-panamax vessel.
The discovery highlights a trend of smugglers piggy-backing commercial ships with their contraband.