Two British pensioners stole a cruise with cocaine worth £ 1 million, which involves a mysterious Jamaican businessman, according to court documents.
Former Chief Roger Clarke, 72, told the police that a man named Lee had paid for the Caribbean cruise of £ 6,800.
And he claimed that Lee had asked him to buy exotic fruits to sell in the UK and had him collect "empty" crates from an intermediary in St Lucia.
Mr. Clarke and his wife Sue, 71 – from Bromley, Kent, with a house in Spain – are expected in court today for the bankruptcy of the drug that occurred on the MC Marco Polo in Lisbon in December .
The PAOs traveled for two years on luxury cruises that cost £ 18,000 before being stopped, but lived only £ 885 a month.
Ms. Clarke traveled to Brazil, Cuba and the Caribbean, according to a newspaper.
The retired secretary wrote: "March 12, 2019. 16 days, flight to Havana, Cuba Cruise to Philipsburg, St. Martin, St. John, Antigua and Barbados, Funchal, Madeira, Malaga, Alicante. £ 4,000. "
The newspaper was published before the trial of the couple in Lisbon today.
Other court documents show that retirees accused of cocaine trafficking enjoyed playing bingo, playing golf and enjoying their outings with friends.
The police arrested them on the cruise ship MC Marco Polo after found nine kilograms of cocaine in four crates of travel in a cabin.
A report from the Portuguese police said: "There is no doubt that Roger and Susan Clarke have had contact with drug trafficking organizations during two trips in 2017 and another established in 2018.
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"They were made in South America, in countries related to cocaine transport in Europe.
"Although they made their first trip in early 2017 by plane, they then made trips on cruise ships, which allowed them to carry more drugs."
Ms. Clarke told the police that she had met only once with Lee and his wife Claudette and that she did not know that her husband's records contained cocaine, alcohol or alcohol. After court documents.
The couple, who has been in custody since then, faces up to 12 years in prison if he is found guilty of trafficking.
They are supposed to deny the charges in the central court of Lisbon.
They have already been convicted of drug trafficking during a cruise in Norway.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarke were caged in 2010 after being caught smuggling 240 kilograms of cannabis resin.
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The British National Crime Agency, which informed its Portuguese colleagues, did not reveal how they got their information on the Clarkes.
Court documents released before the trial highlight their conviction and imprisonment in Norway in 2010 for cannabis resin trafficking.
Police chiefs said the statements about Lee had "no sense" and that the Clark could do each up to £ 26,500 plus expenses per trip.