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Cocaine found stashed amongst frozen chickens 

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Tax Agency officials have seized 28 kilos of cocaine after finding the drugs hidden inside a container full of frozen chickens.

The haul was discovered in the port of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and was obviously awaiting “collection” by drug traffickers who use what is known as the hook method.

This involves gaining illegal access into a legitimate container coming in to Spain from a different country and hiding the drugs inside the contents.

Once the container has arrived at its destination, the gang makes arrangements for it to be colleted. They break into the container first, take the haul and then refix the seal to look as though it has never been tampered with.

Tax Agency officers were conducting a search of containers arriving from third world countries which they suspected contained narcotic substances.

In one of the open containers, they found three plastic bags containing the 28 kilos of cocaine.