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Italian police seize 42.7 tonnes of cannabis off Sicily coast

Published on Jun 28, 2014 12:39 AM

PARIS (AFP) - Italian police have seized 42.7 tonnes of cannabis off the coast of Sicily in one of Europe's biggest ever drug hauls, French officials said Friday.

The contraband was found in a Togolese flagged ship the Aberdeen on Monday during a check, a senior French official said.