Cornwall surfer James McNaught in huge cocaine swoop
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How raid unfolded on yacht carrying cocaine

A man arrested on a yacht carrying nearly two tonnes of cocaine was a well-known Cornish surfer.

Father-of-one James McNaught, 42, is held with two French nationals after their boat Pepper Sauce was intercepted 200 miles off the Canaries on 20 June.

Spanish police seized 61 bales of cocaine weighing 1,850kg (4,000lb) on board the 12m (40ft) yacht in the raid.

Skipper Mr McNaught had been remanded in custody pending an ongoing criminal investigation, a spokesman said.

  • 01 Aug 2018