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1.6 tonnes of cocaine seized from boat


Two men have appeared in court after 1.6 tonnes of cocaine was seized from a boat in the English Channel. Dutch nationals Maarten Peter Pieterse, 59, and Emile Adriaan Jeroen Schoemaker, 44, faced Bristol Magistrates' Court where they were each accused of a drug importation offence. The Netherlands-registered SY Marcia was intercepted off the coast of south-west Cornwall on Wednesday and escorted to Newlyn.

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