A 46-YEAR-OLD man is being held at a south London police station in connection with a major drug seizure in Ireland.
During an attempt to smuggle cocaine worth around €500m into west Cork in 2007, a vessel capsized off the coast and its drug cargo ended up in the sea.
The man arrested yesterday was initially detained by Spanish police on foot of a European Arrest Warrant.
He was flown from Spain to Heathrow and is being held by police in London in connection with conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
Six men have been convicted to date of involvement in the failed drug smuggling attempt; four are in prison in Ireland and two are serving sentences in Britain.