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Authorities from 6 Countries Battle Atlantic Storm to Capture Yacht Carrying Cocaine Worth $77 Million

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Two foreign men aged 51 and 53 were arrested in the operation, said the Portuguese police.

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Lisbon: An international drug operation involving authorities from six countries captured a yacht carrying almost 2 metric tons of cocaine in the middle of an Atlantic storm.

Portugal's navy and air force took part in the seizure, with a street value of more than 70 million euros ($77 million), amid very difficult weather conditions, a Portuguese police statement said on Monday.

The operation was supported by police in Brazil, the US, Britain, France and Spain.

Intelligence-gathering that helped locate and intercept the yacht was coordinated by the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre -- Narcotics, based in Lisbon.

Two foreign men aged 51 and 53 were arrested in the operation, Portuguese police said.

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