Irishman arrested in drugs seizure


French customs officers made one of their biggest cocaine hauls in 10 years yesterday, seizing nearly 1.2 tonnes of the drug aboard a yacht off the Brittany coast and arresting an Irishman and two Brazilians, police in Brest said.

Officers boarded and searched the vessel and later towed it into Brest harbour, where a police team from the regional capital, Rennes, began investigations. The country of registration of the vessel was not immediately known.