Four held after cocaine seizure
Published 14/11/2011 | 08:32
Four Spaniards have been arrested in one of Australia's largest ever cocaine seizures.
Federal Police said 660lbs of the drug was seized from a yacht at the north-eastern coastal town of Bundaberg on Friday.
The yacht was crewed by a 35-year-old man and 37-year-old woman, both of whom were arrested.
Another two Spanish men were also arrested in Bundaberg where they were allegedly collecting the cocaine.
The four Spanish nationals will appear in a Bundaberg court charged with importing cocaine, and they each face a potential life sentence if convicted.
Police said the haul was the fifth-largest cocaine seizure in Australian history.