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

Opinion

Editorial

On a leash
Updated 22 Feb, 2024

On a leash

Shehbaz will not find it easy to introduce the much-needed major changes to the economy without running into resistance.
Shameful veto
22 Feb, 2024

Shameful veto

THE US has scored a hat-trick by vetoing, for the third time, a resolution in the UN Security Council calling for an...
Truth under threat
22 Feb, 2024

Truth under threat

AS WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange mounts a last-ditch effort against being extradited from the UK to the US, one...
Silencing the public
Updated 21 Feb, 2024

Silencing the public

Acting as if it is unaccountable, it is now curtailing citizens’ digital rights without even bothering to come up with a justification.
Fitch’s concern
Updated 21 Feb, 2024

Fitch’s concern

It warns that “near-term political uncertainty may complicate the country’s efforts to secure a financing agreement with the IMF to succeed the Stand-by Arrangement”.
Zoo zealotry
Updated 21 Feb, 2024

Zoo zealotry

IN a bizarre twist of faith and fur, the Indian right-wing Hindu nationalist group, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, has...