Talk about the high seas... I'll admit that I've never been on a cruise ship, but I'm not really shocked that one passenger (out of 5400) was selling drugs. I think the question I have is why is it worthy of the Associated Press when one guy is arrested on a gay cruise ship?
Steven Barry Krumholz, 51, of West Hollywood, was arrested on board the Allure of the Seas in St. Thomas, said Jeffrey Quinones, a spokesman in Puerto Rico for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The ship had just come from the Bahamas on a charter billed as the "world's largest gay cruise."
Customs and Border Protection agents boarded the ship Wednesday and found drugs on another passenger, who said he had placed an order with Krumholz before the trip and picked them up while on board, according to an affidavit submitted by one of the investigating agents.
Agents searched Krumholz's cabin and allegedly found more than 142 ecstasy pills, nearly 3 grams of methamphetamine, a small quantity of ketamine and about $51,000 in cash, the agent said. While waiting for the suspect to return to his cabin, two more passengers came to buy drugs, according to the affidavit.
With thousands of people on those floating behemoths at any time, there's never been another drug arrest on a regular cruise? With "world's largest gay cruise" so prominently at the beginning of the story, it just seems like a way to sensationalize a non-story.