Wills' Ship Busts Coke Runner

Seizes $80M worth of drug near Barbados
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jul 2, 2008 10:00 AM CDT
The HMS Iron Duke which Prince William is serving aboard. On Saturday it stopped a speedboat carrying 45 bales of cocaine weighing 1,900 pounds and believed to have a street value of $80 million.    (AP Photo)
camera-icon View 4 more images

(Newser) – The Royal Navy warship Prince William is serving on busted a speedboat carrying $80 million worth of cocaine northeast of Barbados, the Sun reports. The Ministry of Defense said today that Wills was “part of the ship’s company” but would not specify his exact role when they intercepted the 50-foot boat, supposedly en route to Europe or West Africa.