pounds 200m drugs haul on boat

A cocaine seizure made on board a ship in Cork yesterday may be one of the biggest-ever drug consignments from South America to Europe, Irish customs sources said.

The value of the seizure on board the 60ft converted trawler, Sea Mist - which took shelter in the Irish port from a weekend storm on a journey from Venezuela - could top pounds 200m.

The Sea Mist was thought to have been heading for Denmark, via the Kiel Canal. The drugs on board were reckoned to have been bound for the general European market, including Britain. Five arrests have been made.

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