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Cocaine seizure in Southampton is largest in UK

The UK's largest ever seizure of a Class A drug has been made from a luxury yacht in Southampton, the UK Border Agency has said.

Officials found 1.2 tonnes of cocaine with a street value of between £50m and £300m in the yacht two months ago.

The 90% pure drugs were so well hidden in the 65ft pleasure cruiser, the Louise, it took six days to find them.

They had originated in the Caribbean and were en route to the Netherlands. Dutch police have arrested six men.

Footage taken aboard the yacht shows officials discovering the extent of the haul.

Video released by Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) /UK Border Agency (UKBA).

  • 03 Aug 2011
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