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Aug032011

UK Authorities Seize 1.2 Tons of Cocaine

File photo. Joe Raedle/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Authorities in the United Kingdom have seized 1.2 tons of cocaine valued at roughly $500 million off of a yacht, according to published reports.

The drugs were found aboard a 65-foot yacht docked in Southampton in June. The U.K. Border Agency kept the news from the public while it collaborated with Dutch authorities in tracking down gang members.

Six suspects were arrested on Tuesday.

The seizure is the largest in U.K. history.

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