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    Ireland - £406m of cocaine found on yacht

    £406m of cocaine found on yacht


    The find may be the largest in Europe this year

    Cocaine worth an estimated £406m has been seized by the Irish authorities from a yacht 200 miles off the south-west coast of Ireland.

    One-and-a-half tonnes of the drug were found on a 60ft yacht stormed by armed officers on Wednesday night. The yacht had been tracked from the Caribbean.

    Two British men and a man from Dublin, all aged between 44 and 52, have been arrested in connection with the find.

    They were brought ashore over Thursday night and were due to be questioned.
    The boat was being brought to shore in Cork under guard by the Irish navy.

    The haul is one of the largest drugs seizures in Europe this year and is expected to eclipse last year's record find off County Cork.

    The Minister for Defence, Willie O'Dea has congratulated the Naval Service on the success of this operation.
    "It is a timely reminder to us all of the dangers the Naval Service confronts in the assistance it gives to the gardaí and Customs Assets in respect of drug interdiction," he said.
    "It is also clear evidence that Ireland has a Naval Service that is a multi-skilled, highly-trained force."





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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    "It is also clear evidence that Ireland has a Naval Service that is a multi-skilled, highly-trained force."
    Rubbish.
    The yacht was tracked from the carribean.
    The navy was told its position and they intercepted it.

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    Kill'em.

    Give the cuttlefish a decent trip.

    The civilized world has laws. Some kunts think they're above 'em.

    sink the lot.

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    £406,000,000 Now thats not to be snorted at

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    They could sell that and upgrade the navy.

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    Legalize the coke (possession) as in Mexico.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    "It is also clear evidence that Ireland has a Naval Service that is a multi-skilled, highly-trained force."
    Rubbish.
    The yacht was tracked from the carribean.
    The navy was told its position and they intercepted it.
    Yup, intel, and even the Thais could've managed to locate and board a yacht - and find the hundreds of kg stash - with advance notice.

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    I wonder if any of it 'disappeared' between sea and shore?

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    Damn, that's a lotta coke.

    I bet those two boys are gonna fare better than these 3........

    *cannot find the online article yet. It was in todays paper, 2 Brits and a Thai lass are in jail for smuggling 500 grams of coke into Jakarta.

    Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for all three! *

    1.5 tonnes vs 500 grams.....!

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    Are the Irish guaranteeing these deposits also ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    One-and-a-half tonnes of the drug were found on a 60ft yacht
    Where's the other 2 tons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Dances with Waves 1993 MacGregor Pilot House Cutter 65 Zeil Boot te koop - nl.yachtworld.com
    Bloody nice boat.

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