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British Royal Navy boasts success after massive cocaine seizure

Published:Wednesday | November 26, 2014 | 3:11 PM

The British Royal Navy says it has dealt a blow to smugglers after seizing more than 850 kilograms of cocaine in a high speed chase across the Caribbean.

The Royal Navy says it is the third drugs bust for HMS Argyll in as many months with this latest haul having a wholesale value of £36 million.

It says the HMS Argyll has now seized 1,600 kilograms of cocaine with a combined value of more than £68 million.

HMS Argyll reportedly apprehended the suspect vessel after being alerted by a US customs aircraft.

It says after a high speed chase, during which the smugglers began to throw their illegal cargo overboard, the warship used high tech radar to guide her small patrol boats which surrounded the smugglers and forced them to surrender.

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