Plymouth-based Royal Navy warship HMS Portland has seized two tonnes of cocaine in a drugs bust.HUGO MUST BE UPSET. BUT HIS COMRADES IN THE TALIBAN AND IN MEXICO AND COLUMBIA ARE PROBABLY HAPPY: LESS COMPETITION FOR THEM.
The ship was on patrol in the North Atlantic when one of her Lynx helicopters found a suspicious looking fishing vessel.
As HMS Portland approached the crew were seen throwing packages over the side of the Venezuelan-registered boat.
Five hundred kilos of cocaine were recovered from the sea and another 1.5 tonnes on the boat.