The Irish Defence Forces have taken part in an international operation that's led to a major cocaine seizure in water between the UK and Ireland.
Defence Forces here were alerted about a suspected drug trafficking vessel, based on intelligence from the Maritime Analysis Operations Centre in Portugal.
An Irish naval vessel and Air Corps patrol aircraft carried out a surveillance operation.
The catamaran was intercepted by the UK's border force off the south west coast of Cornwall yesterday morning, and was escorted into Newlyn harbour.
A "significant quantity" of cocaine was discovered and removed from the boat.
Five men were arrested for drug trafficking offences and are being questioned by officers in the UK.
NCA and Border Force officers have intercepted a catamaran containing cocaine off the coast of Cornwall.
The NCA led operation has resulted in a significant amount of cocaine being removed from the vessel in Newlyn harbour and five men arrested on drug trafficking offences. pic.twitter.com/f3ZzFolev9
— NationalCrimeAgency (@NCA_UK) August 30, 2018