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Spain Makes Largest Cocaine Bust in 18 Years
Colombian police seized seven tons of cocaine at Cartagena port, Colombia (10/4). REUTERS/John Vizcaino
Tuesday, 05 December, 2017 | 21:24 WIB
Spain Makes Largest Cocaine Bust in 18 Years

TEMPO.COMadrid Spain has made its largest cocaine bust in 18 years, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday, Dec. 5. More than 5,800 kg of the drug were discovered on a container ship traveling from Medellin in Colombia.

The ship, stopped in the southern port of Algeciras, was carrying bananas from Colombia to El Prat de Llobregat, the location of the international airport in Catalonia, the ministry said.

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Three people had been arrested in relation to the haul, including the Spanish head of the import company using the container, and more arrests have not been ruled out with at least two more under investigation, it said.

The cocaine, which was discovered Nov. 28 and had a street value of some 210 million euros ($250 million), was divided into 1 kg blocks and marked to identify its eventual distribution to a number of destinations and organizations, the ministry said. 


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