Malaga police seize cocaine worth €1m after cruise ship arrives


A TOTAL of 16 kilos of cocaine, worth approximately €1 million, were found by police carrying out checks on passengers on a cruise ship visiting Malaga Port.

The first batch, weighing four kilos, was found in a hidden compartment of a car National Police officers stopped after leaving the area of the docks where passengers had just disembarked.

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Meanwhile Guardia Civil officers discovered another 12 kilos hidden amongst the possessions of two Argentinean men who had been travelling on the ship.

Cruises are becoming a popular way for organised trafficking gangs to transport drugs, the police report, with large amounts paid to holidaymakers to carry packages and a gang member travelling on board to supervise the carriers.


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