Tuesday, October 21, 2008
British customs and border agents say they arrested seven people and seized 30 kilograms (66 pounds) of cocaine in a raid on a cruise ship. Enforcement agents swooped on the P&O ship Arcadia in Southampton.The agency said that four of those arrested had the cocaine strapped to their bodies, and added that none of those arrested was a crew member. The suspects were being questioned but none were charged immediately. The Revenue and Customs agency estimates the cocaine had a street value of 1.2 million pounds (US$2.1 million).