27 Oct, 2021 @ 14:22
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Police seize lethal black cocaine hidden among coffee packs at Costa Blanca airport in Spain

Police seize lethal black cocaine hidden among coffee packs at Costa Blanca airport in Spain

THE Guardia Civil intercepted a parcel containing potentially lethal black cocaine that was shipped to Alicante-Elche airport.

The package containing five kilos of the dangerous narcotic was hidden among packs of coffee despatched from Columbia.

The parcel was addressed to a Columbian man, 37, in Elche.

He and his wife were arrested, with bail refused to him after a court appearance.

Black cocaine is a cocaine paste mixed with pigments to disguise its appearance to try to hoodwink authorities during any potential search.

The drug can produce severe hallucinogenic effects and can alter heart rhythms of users that could be fatal.

Guardia airport officers had their suspicions aroused about the Columbian package after it went through a scanner.

Drug tests confirmed that cocaine was being smuggled.

Extra testing revealed that it was the highly-lethal black variant.

Image Credit: Guardia Civil

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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