A ship allegedly carrying more than two tons of cocaine has been seized off the coast of Ghana, French and Togolese official say.
The Pitea (l) was towed to the Togo capital, Lome
The Togolese tugboat Pitea was intercepted by a French warship and the eight crew have been arrested.
The drugs, with a street value of at least $50m, allegedly came from Venezuela and was destined for Europe.
South American drugs are increasingly coming via West Africa because of a crackdown in the US, officials say.
In January, cocaine with a street value of some $140m was seized in neighbouring Ghana.
The Pitea was boarded in a joint operation by French and Togolese officials, based on Spanish intelligence.
It was towed to Togo's capital, Lome.
One north American, one Ukrainian and six Venezuelans were arrested, Togolese officials say.