Saturday, March 24, 2012

Peru 30kg Cocaine Haul, 3 Brits among the arrests made

Police in Peru have said that three Britons and three Italians are among 27 suspects arrested this month after a huge haul of cocaine was seized.

Police said the British suspects were detained along with a Peruvian woman on Thursday as they allegedly tried to smuggle 30kg of cocaine to the UK on a sailing boat.

Some of the drugs were seized from the vessel's fuel tanks after it was intercepted leaving the Yacht Club de la Punta Callao, authorities said.

The Italian trio were arrested in Lima earlier this week for possession of cocaine and ecstasy.

Police claimed they belonged to a gang called "The Bambinos". Read More