Two British pensioners arrested on Caribbean cruise after £2m of cocaine was discovered

TWO British pensioners have been arrested after £2million of cocaine was discovered of their suitcases on a cruise ship.

The couple, 70 and 72, are being held on suspicion of worldwide drug smuggling after their cabin was searched when the Marco Polo docked in Portugal’s capital Lisbon.

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The couple blended in with different OAPs on the Marco Polo cruise liner
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Police stated they discovered 9kg of cocaine hidden in false bottoms in 4 instances.

Officers swooped final week following a tip-off from the UK’s Nationwide Crime Company. The person and girl, who haven’t been named, have been on a cruise returning to London from the Caribbean.

They have been yesterday being held in jail after showing in entrance of a decide.

Vitor Ananais, who led the operation for Portugal’s Policia Judiciaria, stated: “The person and the girl are English though they don’t stay in England however in one other European nation.

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The British couple have been caught when their ship docked in Lisbon
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The pair had £2million price of cocaine hidden of their suitcases
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“We knew who we have been on the lookout for and boarded the cruise ship with a search warrant. We consider the couple got the medication in a Caribbean island.

“We have no idea for certain the place the cocaine was going to be introduced ashore.

“The couple have been by no means showy and blended in properly as a result of a lot of the different passengers on the liner have been aged.”

The 33-night cruise, run by Cruise & Maritime Voyages, left London’s Tilbury docks on November 5 with 610 passengers.

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