• Australian police find $12.6M cocaine haul on yacht

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    SYDNEY: Australian police said Tuesday 70 kilograms of cocaine worth $12.6 million has been seized from a yacht, as they crack down on syndicates trafficking drugs through the South Pacific. Five people, including a Briton and an Estonian, were arrested and remanded in custody over the haul, believed to be one of the largest cocaine seizures in Queensland state history, Australian Federal Police said. Police said they were tipped off about a possible drug shipment by the British National Crime Agency, which suggested a yacht was making its way to Australia from South America. Authorities monitored the vessel as it sailed from the Pacific state of Vanuatu and arrived at Queensland’s popular Gold Coast tourist strip on Monday.

    AFP

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