POLICE arrested 12 people after discovering what they claim to be the first cocaine-producing laboratory in Spain, which had a capacity of producing 120 kilos of cocaine per week.

Officers in a raid on a Madrid property found three ‘chefs’ cooking the cocaine.

Operation Silicon began in May with searches at houses in Malaga, Cordoba and Madrid.

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12 arrested as police discovered the ‘first South American cocaine laboratory in Spain. Image Policia Nacional

It is believed that the boss of the organisation is originally from Spain and led a life of luxury on the Costa del Sol.

National Police discovered that the organisation was storing a large number of chemical products in Cordoba and then transporting them in a maritime container from Spain’s Costa del Sol.

A Dominican man was the right hand of the Spanish boss and was responsible for supervising drug production and arranging distribution.

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He also hired three Colombians who came to Spain specifically to produce the cocaine.

The investigators discovered that the organisation had originally rented a house in Coin (Malaga) to turn it into a laboratory, but then decided to open in Madrid instead.

Apart from arresting 12 people, police also seized a supply of products needed to produce cocaine, six luxury vehicles and €36,000 in cash.

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