3 Feb, 2014 @ 14:50
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Floating drug-filled rucksacks seized on their way to Costa del Sol

FLOATING rucksacks filled with 900kg of cocaine were seized by Spanish police off the coast of Valencia yesterday, believed to be heading for the Costa del Sol.

Police said they found 37 rucksacks floating in the sea, anchored with a sophisticated flotation and tracking system so that they could later be picked up.

Officers arrested five people in raids on a gang they suspected of trafficking the drugs and money laundering in Valencia and Malaga.

Officials have reported finding drugs hidden under wigs and in breast implants as trafficking becomes more and more adventurous.

In December, they caught a Colombian vet who tried to smuggle liquid heroin by surgically implanting plastic bags of the drug into live puppies.

Tom Powell

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