Tuesday, 19 April 2011

12 arrested as cocaine found among the pineapples

12 people have been arrested after a massive police anti-drugs operation using both air and land resources which was carried out Monday in the provinces of Alicante, Valencia, Madrid and Toledo.

Those arrested in Valencia port have been taken to Talavera de la Reina where the traffickers were using a warehouse as a distribution point.

200 kilos of cocaine from Costa Rica was hidden among three containers in a shipment of pineapples. Five top of the range vehicles, documents and more than 100,000 € in cash have all been impounded.

National Police in Spain say the operation was carried out in coordination with the Costa Rican authorities and started seven months ago when they discovered that a Spaniard, resident in Alicante, was trafficking in cocaine using containers sent by sea.


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