25 Feb, 2022 @ 13:30
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Massive cocaine haul discovered among pineapples in Alhaurin De La Torre on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Cocaine haul photo by Policia Nacional

SPAIN’S Policia Nacional seized some 750 kilos of cocaine hidden among a container of pineapples in the Alhaurin de la Torre, in Spain’s Malaga.

The bust was discovered by customs surveillance officers from Spain’s Tax Agency and tracked by police who arrested five people.

Among those detained were those working within transportation companies that investigators believe had established a smuggling network within Spanish ports.

Two Spanish men, two Italian men and a Romanian woman were arrested while a sixth person escaped during the operation dubbed Nariño.

The class A drug was being trafficked from Colombia to Spain for distribution across Europe, a police statement said.

Smuggling drugs within containers of fruit is a common way for traffickers to transport their illicit cargo into Spain.


Fiona Govan

Fiona Govan joined The Olive Press in March 2021. She moved to Spain in 2006 to be The Daily Telegraph’s Madrid correspondent and then worked for six years as Editor of The Local Spain. She lives in Madrid’s Malasaña district with her dog Rufus.

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