2 Tonnes Of Cocaine Price $221 Million Seized Off UK Coast In Huge Bust

2 Tonnes Of Cocaine Worth $221 Million Seized Off UK Coast In Massive Bust

The yacht was intercepted 130 kilemetres off the port of Plymouth, officers stated


UK authorities have seized over 2 tonnes of cocaine in a raid on a luxurious yacht off the coast of southern England, the Nationwide Crime Company stated Saturday.

British authorities stated they arrested six folks on Thursday night after discovering the medicine with an estimated avenue worth of 160 million pound sterling ($221 million) on a Jamaican-flagged yacht crusing from the Caribbean.

One British man was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking together with 5 Nicaraguans.

The NCA launched images of the medicine saved in black waterproof luggage within the lounge of the docked Kahu yacht.

“There is no doubt these medicine would have been offered on into communities throughout the UK,” stated NCA deputy director Matt Horne.

The seizure “will smash a gap within the OCG’s (organised legal gang’s) plans and skill to function,” he stated.

The NCA stated it intercepted the yacht when it was 80 miles (130 kilemetres) off the coast of the port of Plymouth after receiving proof gleaned from a sting operation by the Australian Federal Police, who participated within the raid.

This summer time the Australian police and the FBI revealed that they had carried out a sensational operation persuading legal networks to make use of supposedly encrypted telephones referred to as ANOM that have been in reality copying messages to the regulation enforcement authorities.

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