The Turkish captain and second-in-command of a ship carrying a record £512m ($670m) worth of cocaine were convicted yesterday in a Glasgow court of an international drug smuggling operation.
Some 3.2 tonnes of the drug was found in a ballast tank in the bows of the Hamal OSV after it was stopped 160 km off Aberdeen.
The OSV was detained by the Royal Navy following a tip off from French authorities.
Other crewmembers were released while the two men convicted face life long jail sentences.
The OSV is run by Italy’s Augusta Offshore.