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Approximately 108kilos of cocaine were found concealed inside the container

Police and Customs officers recovered 90 kilos of cocaine worth £6.3m from a “parasite container” attached to the exterior of a cargo ship anchored in the Bay of Gibraltar, in an operation that has disrupted an international trafficking route.

The officers, supported by the Gibraltar Port Authority, boarded the cargo ship Mount Faber on Monday evening acting on intelligence and worked through the night before finding the drugs below the vessel’s waterline.

Three people have been arrested, including the ship’s captain, the chief engineer and a crewman.

The complex operation unfolded in conjunction with the US Drug Enforcement Administration and despite the relatively small size of the drugs haul, could have a wider impact on the illicit international drugs trade.

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When financial pressures escalate, Marc Duval (Gilles Lellouche), a Frenchman expatriated to Gibraltar, becomes a spy for French customs on the nation s border.

Navigating through debase trafficking and shady cargo, he slowly wins the confidence of Claudio Lanfredi (Riccardo Scamarcio), a powerful but dangerous cocaine importer. As Duval becomes further immersed in both the perils and temptations of the drug trafficking underworld he is forced to live on a knife edge, where only his lies can keep him alive. But it is when English customs land to arrest Lanfredi that Duval must take the greatest risk of all, placing his family in the heights of jeopardy. Inspired by true events, the writer of Mesrine and A Prophet brings a hard-hitting, suspense thriller that will make you question the very borders of the land you call home…

The international informant

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