LONDON: UK authorities have seized over two tonnes of cocaine in a raid on a luxury yacht off the coast of southern England, the National Crime Agency said on Saturday.
British authorities said they arrested six people on Thursday evening after discovering the drugs with an estimated street value of 160 million ($221 million) on a Jamaican-flagged yacht sailing from the Caribbean.
One British man was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking along with five Nicaraguans.
The NCA released photographs of the drugs stored in black waterproof bags in the lounge of the docked Kahu yacht.
Published in Dawn, September 12th, 2021