UK – Two men charged with major cocaine seizure

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Sky News: Two men have been charged following a “major seizure of cocaine” from a boat in the English Channel.

Dutch nationals Maarten Peter Pieterse, 59, and Emile Adriaan Jeroen Schoemaker, 44, were charged with drug importation offences, the National Crime Agency said.

The pair will appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

The yacht they were on was intercepted off the coast of southwest Cornwall on Thursday and escorted to Newlyn.

The National Crime Agency called the operation a “significant seizure of cocaine” but said the exact quantity was not yet known.

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