Couple in their 70s arrested in Portugal after cocaine seized on cruise ship

Police said the drugs were discovered "ingeniously concealed" in suitcases

Couple in their 70s arrested in Portugal after cocaine seized on cruise ship

Image: Policia Judiciaria

Police in Portugal have arrested a couple in their 70s after a "large amount of cocaine" was apparently found in suitcases on a cruise ship from the Caribbean.

The 70 and 72-year-olds were arrested after the ship docked in Lisbon.

Authorities say they arrested the pair on the back of information from British authorities.

The Portuguese Policia Judiciaria detained the couple - described as 'foreign nationals', and believed to be British - on suspicion of trafficking narcotics.

In a statement, police said: "Following a search of the cabin that was occupied by the suspects, four suitcases were located in whose structures was ingeniously concealed a high amount of product - specifically cocaine - that has been seized."