Monday 24 September, 2018

Watch: 1.6 tonnes of cocaine seized from boat in English Channel

Items being unloaded from a boat at Newlyn harbour after the National Crime Agency seized a sailing yacht in the English Channel (Ben Birchall/PA)

Items being unloaded from a boat at Newlyn harbour after the National Crime Agency seized a sailing yacht in the English Channel (Ben Birchall/PA)

Two men have appeared in court after 1.6 tonnes of cocaine was seized from a boat in the English Channel.

Dutch nationals Maarten Peter Pieterse, 59, and Emile Adriaan Jeroen Schoemaker, 44, faced Bristol Magistrates' Court where they were each accused of a drug importation offence.

 

The Netherlands-registered SY Marcia was intercepted off the coast of south-west Cornwall on Wednesday and escorted to Newlyn.

 

 

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