New Zealand authorities have intercepted more than three tonnes of cocaine from a vessel in the Pacific Ocean - the largest find by "some margin".
RNZ reports a media conference was held at Police National Headquarters detailing the bust.
Operation Hydros - a joint mission by police, Customs and the Defence Force - seized 81 bales of the drug, totalling 3.2 tonnes, with an estimated street value of half a billion dollars.
3.2 tonnes of cocaine was seized in Operation Hydros. Photo: NZ Police / Supplied