Brits arrested as three tonnes of cocaine seized

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REPORTS are coming in that eight British citizens have been arrested after Spanish police seized a massive haul of cocaine estimated to have a street value of half a billion pounds.

The drugs were discovered in Galicia, in the north of Spain while a total of 12 suspects were arrested in Malaga, with Dutch criminals attempting to sell the narcotics to a British crime group based in the Costa del Sol. 

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National Police said this was the biggest land seizure of cocaine in Galicia Province since 1999, with the figure rivalling Britain’s biggest ever drug bust of a £500 million shipment in the waters of Aberdeen in April last year.

Known as the end destination of the ‘cocaine superhighway’, Galicia has had a long and turbulent relationship with the drug with the legendary Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar having contacted Galician tobacco smugglers as far back as the early 1980s to discuss the trans-Atlantic drug trade. 


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