26 Oct, 2018 @ 12:45
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WATCH: Police in Malaga seize 6,000kg cocaine hidden in bananas and recover guns and €300,000 in cash

BANANAS: Police recover cocaine concealed by Costa Rican fruit company in southern Spain last October

POLICIA Nacional confirmed they had seized six tonnes of cocaine, with a value of €350 million, in Malaga yesterday, along with firearms, high-end vehicles and €300,000 in cash.

Police made the drugs bust in Malaga‘s southern port yesterday at around 2:30am after they found a Cost Rican fruit truck packed with banana boxes used to conceal the cocaine, as reported by the Olive Press.

Footage posted by police on Twitter shows that the drug traffickers had hidden the cocaine, believed to have originated from Ecuador, underneath bananas in cardboard boxes.

Police arrested 16 people, breaking up a well-known Dutch cartel who operate on Andalucia’s Costa del Sol.

Some of those arrested are ‘priority targets by police in the Netherlands,’ a police statement said.

One man was arrested in Badajoz on the border with Portugal, while the other 15 people detained by police were all in Malaga.

Portugal’s police anti-drug unit and the United States’ Homeland Security Investigations unit collaborated with the Spanish authorities.

Spain is the cocaine gateway of Europe and criminals are being increasingly inventive to smuggle drugs in the past, hollowed-out pineapples, breast implants and a cast protecting a broken leg have all been used to smuggled drugs into the country.

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