Police busted 2,000 pounds of cocaine at the gateway to Europe’s drug market
Police and customs officials in southern Spain intercepted nearly 2,000 pounds of cocaine hidden in a commercial shipment of bananas, Spanish officialsreported on Sunday.
The seizure was the result of a joint investigation that began in April, when Spanish authorities say they became aware of an international organization based in Spain that allegedly used maritime shipping containers to import cocaine to Europe from South America, using a legitimate fruit company in the southern city of Sevilla as cover.
Investigators were able to zero in on the suspected leader of the group, who traveled to Colombia on two occassions to meet with other drug traffickers, according to Spanish police. With international assistance, Spanish authorities became aware of a banana shipment from Colombia arriving at the Spanish port of Algeciras. – READ MORE