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Spanish police seize 500kg of cannabis on Irish yacht

Spanish police seize 500kg of cannabis on Irish yacht

BARRY ROCHE

A Cork couple and another Irishman have been arrested by Spanish police following the seizure of €6 million worth of drugs on board an Irish yacht.

One of the men is in his late 50s and from the southside of Cork city and the woman who is in her late 50s and from Carrigaline.

They were detained yesterday along with another Irishman when Spanish police boarded the Irish-registered yacht off the Spanish coast at about 3.30pm.

Spanish police found 500kg of cannabis with an estimated street value of €6 million on board the vessel, which they believe originated in Morocco.

All three have been arrested and are being questioned by Spanish police who are liaising with gardaí in relation to the three suspects.

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