1,000 Kilos Of Cocaine Seized Off Cork Coast

Cocaine with an estimated street value of €80 million has been seized off the coast of Cork.

It is understood an 18m yacht, called the Makayabella, was intercepted around 300 miles west/south-west of Mizen Head.

Naval Services escorted the yacht into Cork Harbour on Wednesday, where it remained overnight.

The drugs were left onboard overnight pending a forensic examination due to be carried out this morning.

Three men onboard the yacht have been arrested in connection with 1,000 kilos of cocaine.

It is understood the men are British, aged 70, 35 and 28. They can be held for up to seven days.

A fourth man was arrested by British authorities in West Yorkshire also in connection with the seized drugs.


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