Three Brits have been arrested in West Yorkshire after around a tonne of cocaine worth up to £100 million was seized from a yacht by the Irish authorities.
The 62ft yacht, called Makayabella, was intercepted off the Irish coast last year with 41 bales of the drug on board.
The men, aged 31, 29 and 27, were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to import class A drugs at addresses in Ilkley and Leeds on Tuesday, the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) said.
All three were questioned and have been bailed pending further inquiries until August 28.
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Five men have been arrested in connected with a drug-smuggling operation aimed at bringing cocaine worth up to £100 million into the UK.
Three British men were arrested on a yacht that was carrying the drugs on Tuesday morning. It had been tracked by authorities in several countries since setting sail from Venezuela.
The crew, which included a 70-year-old man, was reportedly sitting on bales of cocaine when the vessel was intercepted by an elite Navy squad 200 nautical miles the Irish coast.
A further two men were subsequently arrested by the National Crime Agency in the Leeds area.
A man has been found guilty of the attempted murder of a police officer in Leeds.
PC Suzanne Hudson was shot at point blank range by James Leslie with a sawn-off shot gun.
She suffered serious injuries to her face, neck and hand. The incident took place after PC Hudson and a colleague went to Leslie's flat in Leeds one night last December.
Leslie is due to be sentenced in October.
A joyrider stole a bus from a depot in Yorkshire and drove it round a city centre until police were forced to burst its tyres.
The owners of the single-decker bus notified police of the theft but the driver refused to stop when tracked down.
Specialist equipment was then deployed to burst the tyres of the bus as it travelled towards the centre of Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
Acting Sergeant Chris Raby, of West Yorkshire Police, said: "Thankfully, incidents such as these are rare. Unfortunately, some unattended vehicles parked at the roadside were damaged, but nobody was hurt."
The driver was arrested and the bus recovered.