UK seizes record cocaine haul



UK seizes record cocaine haul London: British officials say they have seized about 300 million pounds (USD 492 million) worth of cocaine in a record-setting drug bust on a pleasure boat.

The UK Border Agency and Serious Organized Crime Agency said today 1.2 tons of cocaine were found hidden in a specially-designed compartment on a boat docked in southern England in June.

Officials said it is the largest-ever haul of Class A drugs ever found in the UK. The UK classifies Class A drugs as the most likely to cause harm.

French authorities alerted British officials to the suspicious craft in May. It was traveling to the Netherlands via Southampton, in southern England.

Officials say the discovery of the drugs in June led to six arrests this week by Dutch police.

PTI