Five Fishermen, a Stormy Night and £53m of Cocaine: Were the Freshwater Five Wrongly Convicted?

“The men, now known as the Freshwater Five, were not typical multimillion-pound drug smugglers. They had no previous convictions relating to drugs or dishonesty, no forensic evidence linked them to the cocaine, and a Proceeds of Crime Act inquiry assessed their gains from criminality at zero.”

Author: Anna Moore
Source: The Guardian
Published: Apr 18, 2020
Length: 16 minutes (4,013 words)