North Sea '£500m cocaine nine' face court again
Nine men have appeared in court for a second time after cocaine said to be worth £500m was seized from a boat that was boarded in the North Sea.
The Tanzanian-registered Hamal was intercepted by the Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset and the Border Force cutter Valiant about 100 miles off Aberdeen last month.
Nine men from Turkey, aged between 26 and 63, appeared again at Aberdeen Sheriff Court to face drugs charges.
They made no plea and were remanded.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) said last week that more than three tonnes of cocaine had been recovered.