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Almost 200 kilograms of cocaine found in submerged hull of a ship in Las Palmas

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The Guardia Civil, in a joint operation with the Customs Surveillance Service of the Tax Agency, has seized 182 packages with 198.35 kilograms of cocaine hidden in the refrigeration systems of the hull of a ship in Puerto de la Luz, Las Palmas.

The investigation began within the framework of the analysis carried out on the vessels that have previously docked or anchored on the Brazilian coast. After studying several ships that had carried out these tasks in certain Brazilian ports and had sailed to Puerto de la Luz in Gran Canaria, the agents detected a Liberian-flagged ship that matched the information analysed.

Once the vessel was located, the agents of the Underwater Activities Specialist Group (GEAS) of the Las Palmas Guardia Civil Command, supported by a Customs Surveillance Service boat, carried out an inspection in which they found seven bags hidden in the suction systems, secured with ropes and weights.

A total of 182 packages were extracted from inside the bags, which were transferred to the port for counting. In total, the packages weighed 198.35 kilograms and were confirmed to be cocaine.

This is the second seizure of these characteristics so far in 2023. Last January, two packages with 30 bricks of cocaine were seized, totalling 42.45 kilos, following the same modus operandi.

The proceedings have been made available to the Investigating Courts of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The post Almost 200 kilograms of cocaine found in submerged hull of a ship in Las Palmas appeared first on Spain Today – Breaking Spanish News, Sport, and Information.

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