Wednesday 18 January 2017

Cocaine seized in raid by Spanish police

Published 05/01/2016 | 15:11

700kg of the drug were found in a truck bound for Malaga
700kg of the drug were found in a truck bound for Malaga

Spanish police have seized 3,000kg of cocaine and arrested 11 people, including Spaniards, Britons and Dutch citizens, they said.

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A police statement said 700kg of the drug were found in a truck bound for the southern coastal city of Malaga and the rest in a warehouse in Spain's north-western city of Pontevedra.

The drug was destined for a British drug trafficking gang based in Malaga. The statement said those arrested included two Spaniards, two Dutch traffickers and seven Britons.

The operation was wrapped up on December 14. The police statement said police also seized more than one million euro (£730,000) and a handgun.

The statement said it was the biggest drug haul on land in the region in nearly 20 years.

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