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France-UK drugs sting nets cocaine haul in Azores

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By Euronews
France-UK drugs sting nets cocaine haul in Azores

<p>A joint French-British anti-drugs operation was behind the seizure last week of an estimated 70 million euros worth of cocaine in the Azores, the islands in the Atlantic Ocean which belong to Portugal.</p> <p>The haul which weighed over a tonne was found hidden on board a yacht moored in the port on Faial Island during the night of 27 to 28 May.</p> <p>The French government says a Serbian criminal gang was trying to ship the cocaine from the Caribbean to Europe.</p> <p>The seizure was the latest in a series of successes for the French and British authorities, and the largest ever haul of cocaine uncovered in the Azores according to Portuguese officials. </p> <p>Five men – four Serbs and a German – were arrested, they said.</p>