16 Oct 2010

460kg of cocaine found on yacht

2:46 pm on 16 October 2010

Police in Queensland say they have made one of Australia's biggest cocaine seizures.

Two foreign nationals were detained after about 460kg of cocaine was transferred onto a yacht 800km off the Queensland coast.

Police say the drug was found on the yacht at Scarborough, north of Brisbane. Customs boarded the craft on Wednesday, then towed it to Brisbane on Friday.

The ABC reports three other men have been charged in court.