Breaking News: Cocaine Worth £20 Million Found On Yacht

The Windrose in St Mary's harbour on Monday evening

The Windrose in St Mary’s harbour on Monday evening

The UK Border Force has announced this afternoon that “a substantial quantity” of cocaine, thought to be approximately 200kg, has been found on board the yacht, Windrose, from which a 62-year-old Dutch man jumped to his death in St Mary’s harbour on Monday evening.

The boat was being search by Border Force officers at the time.

Following the incident on Monday, it was towed to Newlyn where a detailed search was made.

Home office spokesperson Adam Edwards estimates that if cut and sold in the UK, the drugs could have had a potential street value of around £20 million.

The drugs have been removed from the Windrose and taken to a secure location for further analysis.

An investigation is ongoing

Mr Edwards denied rumours that more sailors were on the vessel when it was brought into St Mary’s on Sunday. He says lifeboat crew, who rescued the vessel, where on board which may have given rise to the confusion.



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