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.

5 Responses to Breaking News: Cocaine Worth £20 Million Found On Yacht

  1. Drz400sw June 23, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Well wasn’t that just plain Scilly to try and import such a large quantity into the country. Must have thought border control guys were Scilly not to check! Turns out they were not Silly after all.

  2. Frank Davis June 22, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Thought there would have to be something dodgy on board, people don’t jump off masts without reason. The thing that puzzles me is even if he had escaped off the quay, where did he plan to go next, its not as if he could get a taxi to Penzance.


    • Kev Wright June 22, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      I’m only guessing – but if he’d wanted to escape he probably would have walked off the boat – not jumped from a dangerously high position. I think he knew it was game over sadly.

  3. Pat Hicks June 22, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Bleedy heck !!. Sad what happened to the chappy, but very glad all those drugs did not get into this county.. !! makes you wonder how much have got through on the high seas eh.!! hopefully NONE. [ wishful thinking me thinks ] thought our local police handled it all very well tho..

  4. Richard Hobbs June 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Blimey Charlie !