MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish police seized eight tonnes of cocaine from Suriname hidden in a container disguised as an influence generator within the southern port of Algeciras, tax authorities stated on Monday.
The haul of cocaine, one of many largest ever intercepted in Spain, was inside a metallic construction designed to flee detection from scanners.
However customs brokers detected a big amount of stacked items that virtually crammed the container, in order that they pressured it open.
The drug smugglers had deliberate a route designed to make the invention of the cargo’s true contents as troublesome as doable. From Suriname it travelled to Panama and from there to Algeciras. Its subsequent vacation spot was Leixoes in Portugal, from the place it was to be transported by street again to Spain.
Three individuals have been arrested, customs brokers stated.