Seven people, including some from Birmingham, have been arrested after more than £1m-worth of drugs were seized during a raid on a cruise liner, customs officials said.
The arrests were made during the raid on the P&O ship Arcadia in Southampton.
Four of those arrested had a total of 30 kilos of cocaine strapped to their bodies, it was discovered.
The raid took place in the early hours of Sunday morning, a spokesman for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said.
HMRC and the UK Border Agency seized drugs with an estimated street value of £1.2 million during the raid.
The seven arrested are from Birmingham and Manchester. They are currently in custody and no charges have yet been made.
None of the seven detained were crew members.
HMRC Assistant Director of Criminal Investigation Peter Avery said: "Drugs devastate lives and communities and we are determined to prevent them reaching UK streets.
"Our investigations will not only focus on those transporting the cocaine, but also those that finance and mastermind this illegal trade."