Tauranga yacht sails into record drug seizure

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Tauranga yacht sails into record drug seizure

It was a warm day in mid-January when a lanky New Zealander and his Swiss mate cast off the ropes from a white sloop at Tauranga Bridge Marina and sailed into the biggest cocaine bust in Australasian history.

According to four New Zealand and Australian law enforcement agencies, the Elakha met a drugs “mothership” in the southern Pacific Ocean where the men helped to transfer dozens of black bags onto their boat.

The bags contained 1.4 tonnes of cocaine worth NZ$327 million.

 

nzherald

/ Industry News

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