Cocaine found in shipments from Brazil
The Civil Guard of Puerto de la Luz and Las Palmas and the Tax Agency have arrested three people in Gran Canaria for drug trafficking.
Police say they were trying to introduce a total of 60 kilograms of cocaine into the island, which was inside a container of merchandise from Brazil.
The detainees, all men, are residents of the island and between the ages of 38 and 52.
The operation began when agents of the Civil Guard of the Fiscal Detachment and officials of Customs Surveillance of the Delegation of the Tax Agency in Las Palma arrested a man when he was caught with two bags containing 56 bricks or rectangular bundles with cocaine.
The accused would have extracted them from the inside of a freight container from Brazil. The drugs were sent to a laboratory.
As a result of the police investigations, two collaborators were located and arrested, both workers from different companies operating in the port.
Police say the three were “part of a criminal gang” organised for drug smuggling using a method known as “blind hook”, that is hiding illegal items such as drugs in authorised containers without the knowledge of the owners.