Police seize drugs worth £8m in lobster pots

A huge stash of Class A drugs has been found in The Solent

Police officers have discovered an estimated £8m worth of Class A drugs in The Solent.

Over 200 kilos of drugs, believed to be cocaine, were hidden underwater in lobster pots.

According to a police statement, the arrests are linked to the discovery of a number of rucksacks attached to lobster pots off the south coast of England.

Three men were arrested in Yarmouth, on the Isle of Wight, on Sunday (30 May 2010).

The men, in their 30s and early 40s, are currently being held at a police station in Hampshire where they are being questioned by officers from the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).

The operation involved the Metropolitan Police, the UK Border Agency, SOCA and Hampshire Police.