Huge cocaine haul seized in Caribbean

BERLIN, (Reuters) – Authorities seized 1.1 tonnes of  cocaine worth 42 million euros ($61 million) aboard a yacht  sailing from the Caribbean to Europe, the German Federal  Criminal Police Office (BKA) said today.
The 13-metre (43-foot) yacht was intercepted by French  customs officials near the Caribbean island of St. Maarten on  Saturday after setting sail from Grenada.
Four people — the South African captain, two Germans and a  Dutchman — were arrested.
The BKA said the seizure confirmed that large amounts of  cocaine were being smuggled across the Atlantic by boat.

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