Tunisia arrests three Europeans in record drugs haul on yacht
TUNIS - Tunisian police seized five tonnes 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 tonnes were seized at first on Sunday and then another two tonnes were found on the yacht" in the coastal resort of Yasmine-Hammamet, south of Tunis, ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said.
"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."