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Gang jailed in £300m drugs case

A gang of drug smugglers have today been jailed for a total of 20 years in the Netherlands after Border Force officers foiled their multi-million pound cocaine smuggling plot.

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£300m drugs haul: Cocaine found in Southampton Docks

Working with SOCA and the Dutch National Crime Squad the gang members were tracked down and arrested from addresses across the Netherlands in August 2011. The three men, all Dutch nationals, were convicted and sentenced following a trial in Rotterdam.

The £1 million Dutch owned luxury yacht the Louise was targeted by Border Force as it was transported to Southampton aboard a cargo ship from the British Virgin Islands.

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