Originally published by RT.com.
A joint operation between a Spanish tax agency and national police forces has seen the seizure of 1,100 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a shipping container in Valencia.
Spain’s Civil Guard, national police and tax agency have joined forces to foil a major drug trafficking mission from Ecuador. On Friday, Spanish police released a video of officers dismantling the roof, floor and walls of a shipping container and pulling out dozens of large packages stuffed with cocaine. Police described the smugglers as having used a sophisticated system to hide the narcotics within the walls of the container and the video depicts the authorities using angle grinders to gain access to the drugs.
In the video, over a dozen police are shown making tall piles with the many taped parcels of narcotics.
Authorities reported the container came from Manta in Ecuador with the final destination of Spain’s northwest town of Vigo.
On Thursday, Spanish authorities released another video – this time of a joint operation with Sweden – where they seized narcotics, cash, properties worth €14 million, guns and luxury vehicles.
The United Nations’ World Drug Report lists Spain among the top three countries in Europe, together with Belgium and the Netherlands, for amounts of seized cocaine.
This post was originally published by RT.com.
RT creates news with an edge for viewers who want to Question More. RT covers stories overlooked by the mainstream media, provides alternative perspectives on current affairs, and acquaints international audiences with a Russian viewpoint on major global events. With its first international news channel launched in 2005, RT is now a global, round-the-clock news network of eight TV channels, broadcasting news, current affairs, and documentaries, with digital platforms in six languages and sister news agency RUPTLY. Round-the-clock news channels in English, Arabic, Spanish, and documentary channel RT Doc, in English and Russian, broadcast from Moscow, while RT America airs from Washington, RT UK from London, and RT France from Paris. Today, RT is available in more than 100 countries spanning five continents.