23rd November 05:55 AM
Nearly 4 tonnes of cocaine seized by international law enforcement officers in Atlantic
By Semi Turaga
Monday 09/10/2017
Spanish officers made the seizure after a tip-off from the UK [Photo: BBC]

Nearly four tonnes of cocaine worth an estimated $US260m have been seized by international law enforcement officers in the Atlantic.

The drugs were found on a boat between Portugal's Madeira and Azores islands.

Officials found 165 individual packages of cocaine weighing 23kg ‑ a total of 3.7 tonnes ‑ concealed beneath the vessel's cooking area.

It is not clear where the drugs were being taken to.

The crew, from Turkey and Azerbaijan, were arrested.

Source: BBC

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