Spain arrests over cocaine pineapples

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Spain’s Guardia Civil have uncovered an innovative drug smuggling plot in Algeciras.  

 

Traffickers had filled pineapple crates coming from Costa Rica with some 2,500 kilograms of cocaine.


Reportedly, international security agencies tipped off Spain’s Guardia Civil about the imminent arrival of the illegal shipment.

Authorities located the suspicious container as it arrived in southern Spain last week.

However, rather than seize the crates right away, they allowed the traffickers to transport the contents to Madrid and followed them.


Police then swooped in, arresting four people as part of Operation Moín.

The latest seizure has an estimated street value of €150 million.

In 2012 in the UK, two drug traffickers who tried to hide cocaine worth £34million in boxes of imported pineapples were jailed.


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