Police in Spain and UK find Europe’s first-ever narcosub
Police have discovered the first-ever “narco submarine” in Europe which was being used to smuggle 3,000 kilos of cocaine into Spain.
Drug runners thwarted by rough seas off the coast of Pontevedra deliberately flooded the vessel and abandoned it when they realised they wouldn’t be able to complete their mission. The intention had been to transfer dozens of bales of cocaine onto a second ship off the beach of Hío in the region of Morrazo.
Unknown to them, their drug smuggling operation had already been rumbled by the police in Spain, helped by squads in the United States, Portugal and Brazil. Police in the UK also played a major role.
“This is the first narcosubmarine detected on the European continent,” said a police spokesman. “ Although the use of submarines is very common in America, it is the first time this drug transport system is detected in Europe.”
The investigation is still open to determine both the origin of the drug and the organisation intending to receive the drug in Spain.