Armada sails against drugs

Skippers of small boats are being targeted by customs and police officers in order to spy against suspected drug traffickers.

Yacht and motor boat owners at the London Boat show, which started yesterday, were being urged to be on the look-out for possible unauthorised landings by foreign vessels, boats out of normal shipping lanes, ships signalling ashore or being met by small craft, vessels operating at night without lights, and unusual aircraft movements.