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Drugs yacht captured off the Cornish coast

Police have closed Newlyn Harbour for safety reasons. Credit: ITV West Country

Two men have been arrested off the south coast of Cornwall for drug trafficking offences after the National Crime Agency intercepted a yacht.

Border Force escorted the vessel into Newlyn Harbour on Thursday 19th July.

Bomb disposal experts have also arrived at the port, which remains closed for safety reasons.

Credit: ITV West Country

As part of a National Crime Agency-led operation, the Border Force cutter HMC Vigilant intercepted a sailing yacht off the south west coast of Cornwall and escorted the vessel into Newlyn Harbour where it arrived yesterday (Thursday).

Two men have been arrested for drug trafficking offences and are now being questioned by NCA officers, who are leading the investigation.

As a result of this the port of Newlyn has had to be closed temporarily for public safety reasons. Border Force and NCA officers, supported by Devon and Cornwall Police, remain at the scene.

– National Crime Agency