A ship has been intercepted in the North Sea thanks to the NCA (National Crime Agency) intelligence.
The ship was taken into the Aberdeen harbor last Thursday. Border Force and Scotland police officers searched the ship to discover over 3 tons of pure, uncut cocaine.
“The search of this vessel has been lengthy and painstaking, undertaken by hugely skilled specialists working in difficult conditions […] The result is this massive discovery – believed to be the biggest single class A drug seizure on record in the UK and likely to be worth several hundred million pounds.” – John McGowan, NCA senior investigating officer, for The Guardian
The street value of the cocaine would theoretically reach 500 million pounds. The nine men which were on board have already been charged with drug-related offences.
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