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The raid on the British-registered trawler is one of the biggest ever drug seizures in the UK. National Crime Agency officers discovered the haul off the coast of Falmouth and escorted the vessel, named The Bianca, to the shore. Three crew members, including the captain, were arrested and have since been charged with importing cocaine. Officers found £80m of cocaine file picture Dating online cornwall uk Getty Their boat was targeted as part of a joint operation by Border Force and National Crime Agency officers.
Border Force's Director of National Operations Mike Stepney said: "This is one of the most significant drugs seizures ever made in the UK and a testament to the multi-agency approach we adopt to secure the UK's border and territorial waters. The NCA investigation continues.