Spanish police break up Colombian drug ring
Spanish police interrupt a wedding party in Madrid Tuesday to arrest 11 suspected cocaine traffickers.8 October 2008
MADRID -- Spanish police interrupted the wedding banquet of a suspected drug trafficker, detaining him and 10 guests, police said Tuesday.
Police used the wedding party in Madrid to capture all the suspects, most of whom were Colombian citizens.
The ring was suspected of importing cocaine hidden in shipments of legal merchandise, distributing it in Spain and legalising the actions by using real companies as a cover.
Nineteen other people were held earlier in Spain and Colombia. Spanish police took 250 kilos of cocaine in a previous phase of the operation, which was launched in 2006.
[Dpa / Expatica]