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BUST Cocaine Haul Found on U.K. Yacht Stefan Wermuth, Reuters / AP Photo

Cocaine Haul Found on U.K. Yacht

The U.K.'s Metropolitan police found a cache of cocaine worth £300 million (or roughly $500 million) on a pleasure cruiser in Southampton. Scotland Yard has arrested six people in connection to the drugs, which are 90 percent pure and believed to have come from Venezuela. After police seized the 65-foot yacht, it took investigators six days to find the drugs. Scotland Yard hopes the arrest is the final link in taking out a larger global network, including dealers in London who smuggled cocaine on a private boat from South America through the Caribbean and eventually into the U.K.

August 3, 2011 3:38 PM