10/09/2013 12:03 BST | Updated 10/09/2013 12:11 BST

Huge Cannabis Fire After Smugglers Sit Alight To Their Haul (VIDEO)

Smugglers took drastic action when their haul of cannabis was spotted by Italian coastguards.

They torched all 30 tonnes of hash, creating this huge blaze, and, presumably, some interesting fumes.

The nine people on board dived into the sea, but were captured and arrested.