Ship Carrying Over 3 Tons of Cocaine Seized Off Spain
The Spanish National Police’s Special Operations Group, or GEO, seized a ship carrying 3,000 kilos of high purity cocaine some 50 miles from the coast of the southern city of Cadiz, officials said Wednesday.
A total of 31 suspected members of a Spanish-based international drug-trafficking network were arrested in the operation, dubbed “Espartana” and launched eight months ago.
The drugs had been loaded off South America and were being shipped to the coast of the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia for later transport to Madrid, National Police director Ignacio Cosido said in a press conference.
Branches of the drug-trafficking network in Colombia, Bulgaria and Spain were investigated as part of the operation, Cosido said.