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Spain nabs 720 kilos of cocaine off Costa Rica ship

By AFP

October 30, 2023 06:17 PM


 

Spanish authorities have seized 720 kilogrammes of cocaine off a ship that arrived in Malaga from Costa Rica at the end of September, police and customs announced on Monday.

The haul, which is equivalent to 1,587 pounds, was hidden in a safe that was buried under piles of metal scraps, according to a video released by the authorities.

Eight people were arrested, the interior ministry said in a statement.

At the end of August, Spain seized nearly 9.5 tonnes of cocaine from Ecuador, a record, that was stashed in a container of bananas.

Spain's proximity to North Africa, a key source of hashish, and its close ties with former colonies in Latin America -- the world's main cocaine-producing region -- have made it a portal for drug smuggling into Europe.


AFP


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