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Tip-off nets pounds 83m haul.

COCAINE worth pounds 83million has been seized from a yacht in the At lant ic af ter a t ip-of f from British cops.

Spanish officers in riot gear s torme d t he UK-f l ag ged La Flibuste 120 miles off the coast of Cadiz after tailing it from the Caribbean.

A ton and a half of cocaine was removed from the boat af ter being found in a false roof inside a cabin.

The smugglers are believed to have picked up the haul in Trinidad and Tobago. A Spaniard and two Frenchmen were arrested.

The huge seizure was the culmination of a joint operation betwe en Br i t a in's Ser ious Organised Crime Agency and Spanish cops.
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Date:Sep 22, 2010
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