3 Apr 2012

New Caledonia's biggest drugs bust seizes 200 kilogrammes of cocaine

7:45 am on 3 April 2012

Police in New Caledonia have seized 200 kilogrammes of cocaine on a sailing boat in what is the territory's biggest drugs bust.

The public prosecutor says three Canadian men were arrested last Saturday in an offshore operation, which involved the use of a helicopter .

She says customs officials had been tracking the vessel's erratic movements for months.

She also says a check of documents has shown that the yacht is not registered.