Cocaine yacht intercepted by Border Force off Cornish coast
A "significant" amount of cocaine has been seized by Border Force officers at a Cornish harbour.
Five men were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking offences by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Border Force officers at Newlyn Harbour in Cornwall at about 07:00 BST.
Onlookers said there was "lots of activity" when a large Border Force boat pulled alongside a catamaran.
The NCA said the men were now being questioned by its officers.
In a statement the NCA said: "As part of an National Crime Agency led operation, the Border Force cutter HMC Vigilant intercepted a catamaran off the south west coast of Cornwall and escorted the vessel into Newlyn harbour this morning.
"The investigation is ongoing and a significant quantity of cocaine has been removed from the boat."
Officers from the NCA and Border Force, supported by Devon and Cornwall Police, remain at the scene as searches continue.