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'high' seize Spanish police seize first-ever narco submarine made in Europe capable of carrying two tonnes of drugs


SPANISH police have seized the first-ever narco submarine made in Europe.

Detectives say the 30ft-long vessel would have been capable of carrying two tonnes of drugs at a time.

It was discovered in a warehouse at an undisclosed location in the province of Malaga near to the Costa del Sol.

Police sources have said it was nearly finished and was going to be used to transport cannabis resin across the Gibraltar Strait between Morocco and Spain.

Police chiefs, who have described the vessel as the first narco sub made in Spain, are expected to reveal more details later today.

The first narco submarine discovered in Spanish waters was located in the Aldan Estuary in Galicia in November 2019.

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Detectives say the 30ft-long vessel would have been capable of carrying two tonnes of drugs at a time

Detectives say the 30ft-long vessel would have been capable of carrying two tonnes of drugs at a time

Detectives say the 30ft-long vessel would have been capable of carrying two tonnes of drugs at a time

It had crossed the Atlantic from Colombia laden with more than three tonnes of cocaine after being built in South America.

Seven people ended up being arrested.

The vessel was seized after bad water thwarted an attempt by the drugs traffickers behind the daring venture to offload the cocaine to a sailing boat near the Galician coastline.

Two cousins from Ecuador and a Spanish boxer identified as the three crew members along with four alleged accomplices, are yet to be tried.

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The submarine was discovered in san Roque on the Gibraltar strait

The submarine was discovered in san Roque on the Gibraltar strait

The submarine was discovered in san Roque on the Gibraltar strait

The sub was moved from the Galician port of Vigo to a police museum in the city of Avila a 75-minute drive north-west of Madrid last month.

The investigation which led to the discovery of the latest sub is understood to have resulted in around 50 arrests in different countries.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration and EU crime-fighting organisation Europol have reportedly formed part of the international operation.

More than three tonnes of cocaine have also been seized and drugs labs dismantled.

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