Massive Cocaine Bust on High Seas for Spain

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Approached on the high seas a boat carrying 3,800 kilos of cocaine to Spain

The narcotic was hidden in a watertight compartment inside the ship’s structure

The agents intercepted the ship, from Colombia, in Atlantic waters, about 540 miles from the Canary Islands, arresting the seven drug traffickers who were crewmembers

Approached on the high seas a boat carrying 3,800 kilos of cocaine to Spain

Agents of the Civil Guard and the National Police, along with officials of Customs Surveillance of the Tax Agency, have carried out an international operation in which they have boarded on the high seas a boat that transported 3,800 kilograms of cocaine from Colombia to our country. The narcotic was hidden in a watertight compartment inside the ship’s structure. The ship was intercepted in Atlantic waters, about 540 miles from the Canary Islands. The seven drug traffickers that had been in the crew were arrested.

Located in mid-September near South American coasts

Thanks to different investigations related to drug trafficking, it was learned that a criminal organization was transferring an important cache of cocaine from Colombia to our country. To do so, they used a tug boat.

After conducting timely investigations, the agents, with the collaboration of several international agencies and coordinated by the CITCO, located the tugboat in mid-September at approximately 360 nautical miles from Guyana. which allowed them to calculate that, by their route and speed, it would arrive at Spanish coasts in the middle of October. Once the investigators requested the collaboration of the Customs Surveillance Service and obtained the corresponding judicial authorization, they proceeded to the approach of the ship earlier this month to about 540 nautical miles of the Canary Islands.

Upon arrival at the Port of Cadiz, the vessel has undergone a thorough inspection that has made it possible to locate a watertight compartment inside the boat’s structure. In the cockpit, under the kitchen, they hid 3,800 kilograms of cocaine.

The agents have had the collaboration of the DIRAN of Colombia.

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