Police seize Spain's largest cocaine haul
Vitoria, Spain - Spanish police on Monday intercepted a two-ton shipment of cocaine being smuggled into the Basque regional capital from Colombia.
Investigators said it was the largest illegal air-shipment of narcotics ever confiscated by the Spanish police.
They said the high-grade cocaine was worth approximately €70 million (R750m) on the black market.
The cocaine, hidden among 47 000 roses and carnations, was discovered on a plane that landed at the regional capital of Vitoria in northern Spain. The police arrested 13 people suspected of belonging to an international smuggling ring.
The band of smugglers had recently conducted a test flight with legal goods. The police refused to identify the nationality of the suspects. - Sapa-DPA
December 28 2009 at 04:14PM
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