British Special Unit Capture Jamaican Flagged Yacht With £160 Million Worth Of Cocaine
Authorities recovered more than two tonnes (2,000kg) of cocaine off the coast of Plymouth, arresting six individuals, one of them is a British citizen.
On Thursday, a British guy from Stockton-on-Tees and five Nicaraguans were apprehended on a luxury boat.
The males, who range in age from 24 to 49, were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking and are still being held, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).
Officers estimate the narcotics’ street worth to be over £160 million.
When the gang was intercepted 80 miles off the coast, in international seas north of Guernsey, they were traveling on the Jamaican-flagged Kahu.
Specialist Border Force and NCA officers stopped and boarded the boat, which had traveled from the Caribbean.
Mr Horne said that the individuals delivering the narcotics have been apprehended, which means the criminal organization has lost trusted members who would have been crucial to their operation.
“We continue to cooperate with domestic partners like Border Force and international partners like the AFP to safeguard the public from the menace of Class A narcotics,” he added.