Royal Navy warship in £58m Caribbean drugs haul

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A Royal Navy warship deployed in the Caribbean has seized cannabis and cocaine with a street value of £58m in two raids just days apart.

The seizure of 400kg of cocaine and almost 1.2 tonnes of marijuana has been praised as a "fantastic success" for the vessel, which has carried out four major drugs busts in as many weeks. HMS Lancaster's helicopter chased a speedboat, collecting 17 packages of cocaine dumped overboard. Sailors recovered the cannabis ditched from another boat.