Spanish police seize 600 kilos of cocaine from Czech vessel

Spanish police seize 600 kilos of cocaine from Czech vessel

11th November 2014, Comments 0 comments

The four crew members, all Czech, were arrested and remanded to custody after the raid last Thursday on their vessel about 450 nautical miles (830 km) south-west of Spain's Canary Islands.

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"The cocaine was in a hermetically sealed container hidden inside one of the boat's water reservoirs," a police statement said.

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Spanish media said the boat was coming from South America.

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The amount of cocaine seized in Spain rose 28.

6 percent last year to 27 tonnes, the interior ministry said Monday.

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Spain's proximity to north Africa, a major source of hashish, and its close ties with its former colonies in Latin America, a key cocaine producing region, have made it a major gateway into Europe for drug traffickers.

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