March 31, 1992 |
Police Monday seized nearly a ton of cocaine hidden inside lead ingots, the largest shipment of the illegal drug ever confiscated in Britain. Fourteen men were arrested in connection with an international ring that smuggled cocaine into Britain and the Netherlands, the customs office said. A customs official said the 1,980 pounds of high-quality cocaine was worth an estimated $225 million.
January 11, 2003 |
Police raids in England and the Netherlands on Friday recovered what could be about 500 original Beatles tapes that were stolen in the 1970s, including some never-released tracks. British police said the tapes were "priceless" and that the only such recordings that have been heard before were bootlegs. Dutch police, who recovered all the tapes in the Netherlands, agreed, but said they were still analyzing the material.