Two men have been jailed for trying to smuggle cocaine into Britain in bags of live tropical fish.
Olaf Urlik, 33, and Norbert Jarzabek, 32, were sentenced to a total of 22 years yesterday. The two men, both Polish, had tried to smuggle 17kg of high-grade cocaine, with an estimated street value of £1.6m, into the UK.
The drug was dissolved in bags of fluid and stored with the fish in larger bags; 16,000 fish died in the attempt. The rest were taken to London Zoo to recover.