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Claim: Photograph shows a boat with eight outboard motors manufactured for
Example: [Collected via e-mail, March 2007]
Origins: In 2004, Richard Davison, the managing director of Crompton Marine, and his girlfriend, Ellen George, were arrested after Spanish authorities conducting anti-drug smuggling
After the couple's arrest, a third party, Ian Rush, allegedly carried on their underground boat trade under the name Nautexco Marine and was also arrested. Evidence presented during Rush's 2007 trial indicated that Davison and George (and later, Rush) were making secret deals for boats like the one pictured above: craft between
News accounts carried some additional photos of the craft in question (although nothing in news reports indicated that any such craft had been intercepted crossing the English Channel):
Last updated: 19 March 2007
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