Anti-drug trafficking operation in Spain: 16 people arrested, 6.94 tons of cocaine seized
October 25, 2018 | Brainwave Science
According to police of Spain, a huge drug contraband was found in the country this week. Police made an official statement and confirmed that more than 6.3 metric tons (6.94 tons) of cocaine were seized during a special operation. Moreover, officials informed that 16 people were arrested on suspicion in drug trafficking. Besides, they opened up that firearms and 300,000 euros ($342,000) in cash were found during the operation. According to this statement, this illegal activity has broken up a Dutch-led drug-trafficking gang.
Spain police revealed that traffickers covered their illegal operations using a company importing fruit from Costa Rica. Reports say that drugs were concealed in a banana shipment that arrived at Setubal port in neighboring Portugal and was taken by truck to Spain. Besides, police suspect that traffickers smuggled cocaine into Spain and the Netherlands. According to officials, suspects recently bought trucking companies to expand their operations.
Officials opened up that the operation had an international character and it was confirmed that U.S. Homeland Security Investigations and Portuguese detectives were involved in the investigation.
The non-medical use of prescription drugs is becoming a major threat to public health and law enforcement worldwide that raises a drug trafficking problem worldwide. More than 55 tons of illicit substances and drugs have been seized in a global operation coordinated by INTERPOL across 93 countries during 17th, September – 8th, October 2018.
Unfortunately, Spain for a few last years has been one of the most important southern entry points for cocaine and other drugs entering Europe and cultivated and processed in Latin America. According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Spain has one of the highest rates of cocaine use in the world, falling behind only the UK and Albania. According to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) Drug Markets Report, seizures of illicit drugs in Spain are the highest among the EU states. This problem is one of the most important for Spain today and has become a real challenge for officials of the country.
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