Spanish Police Stop Catamaran Filled With $24 Million Worth Of Cocaine

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Four British men and one Colombian have been arrested after being caught by the police sailing from South America to Spain with a massive cocaine haul, reports Sky News.The men were sailing a catamaran off the cost of Portugal when they were stormed by police. Authorities found almost 300kg of cocaine on board the vessel, worth an estimated £15 million ($24 million). Around £50,000 ($79,000) in cash was also seized by police.

The raid was conducted by Spanish police after they received a tip-off from the UK’s Serious organised Crime Agency. The cocaine is thought to have been loaded into the ship in Venezuela.

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