Four tonnes of cannabis discovered in Sussex

Four tonnes of cannabis has been seized from a 52-foot yacht off the Sussex coast.

Two UK Border Agency cutters, HMC Valiant and HMC Searcher, intercepted the yacht, called Majestic, and escorted it into Newhaven Harbour.

The drugs, which have an estimated street value of £12 million, were allegedly discovered in a locked deck locker, when it was searched in the harbour.

Four men have been charged with the importation of controlled drugs through Newhaven.

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