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Three jailed for €290 million cocaine haul

Three men have been jailed for between eight and 10 years for their parts in a major drug smuggling operation in 2013. The English trio, John Powell from West Yorkshire;  Ben Mellor from Bradford and Thomas Britteon from Grimsby were detained by the Naval Service on the 18-metre yacht Makayabella 200 miles off the West Cork coast, with on board the biggest drugs haul since Dances with Waves later estimated

Dunlough suspect admits role in smuggling operation

A MAN implicated in the smuggling operation behind Ireland’s biggest ever drugs seizure admitted his part in the operation in a London court yesterday.   Forty six-year-old Steven Brown pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court to his part in the bungled operation that saw €440m of cocaine washed up in Dunlough Bay, Mizen in 2007.

Dunlough suspect arrested in Portugal

AN Englishman wanted for questioning by UK police in relation to the botched Dunlough Bay drug smuggling operation has been arrested in Portugal. Lee Dryden form Bermondsey in South East London was arrested on yacht in the Algarve last week when Portuguese police discovered 170kg of cocaine aboard the vessel.

Dances with Waves suspect arrested in UK

AN Englishman has been arrested in Blackpool in the UK in connection with the 2008 capture of €400m cocaine smuggling boat Dances with Waves 170 miles off the West Cork Coast. The UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) arrested John Alan Brooks (60) who was visiting relatives in the Marton area of the town at the time. Mr Brooks is originally from Blackpool but has been living in Benahavis near