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Tunisia arrests 3 Europeans in record drugs haul on yacht

Tunisian police seized five tons of cannabis on a yacht and arrested three European nationals

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Tunisian police seized five tons of cannabis on a yacht and arrested three European nationals, in a record drugs haul for the North African country, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.

“Three tons were seized at first on Sunday and then another 2 tons were found on the yacht” in the coastal resort of Yasmine-Hammamet, south of Tunis, ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Aroui told AFP.

“It’s the biggest seizure in Tunisia’s history,” he said, adding that Europeans had been arrested but declining to give nationalities.

“It was an international [drug trafficking] ring.”