UK border staff and police divers have seized 46 kg of cocaine from a boat carrying fruit juice. The drugs have a street value of £4 mln. They were found during a search of the vessel at Avonmouth Docks in Bristol. The boat set off from Brazil and was underway to the Netherlands.
Dean Wallbank of the National Crime Agency (NCA) said it was not thought the entire load was destined for the UK, but it was likely that some would end up being sold on UK streets. The NCA worked with Avon and Somerset Police and Border Force officials on the seizure. Police divers were used in the joint-operation and found the drugs attached to the hull of the vessel.
Photo source: National Crime Agency