Spanish Authorities Seize Narco-Sub in EU

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Spanish authorities have refloated a sunken “narco-sub” smuggling vessel and extracted 3.5 tonnes of cocaine from its interior. Though the vessel type is common in the Americas, it has not been seen in Europe before. The narco-sub was headed for the port of Aldan, Galicia, but was intercepted by an international law enforcement team from the UK, Portugal and Spain. The vessel sank during the interdiction attempt, and two Ecuadorian nationals were arrested. A third managed to evade capture and escape. Polica have refloated the vessel and seized a significant amount of cocaine.

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