Police discover 108 kilos of cocaine on ship anchored off Gibraltar

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BUSTED: police seize cocaine worth €7.4 million

THE Gibraltar Police and anti-drug agency DEA have seized 108 kilos of cocaine hidden in a ship anchored in waters near the Rock.

According to the police, 34 officers boarded ‘Mount Faber,’ a 280 metre long bulk carrier with an 89 tonne capacity, on Tuesday afternoon.

Police suspected that the ship was carrying a drug shipment hidden below the waterline in an external container attached to the outside of the hull.

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The container was dismantled and opened on land, where they found 108 kilos of cocaine with a street value of over €7.4 million.

According to the Gibraltar authorities, the captain of the ship, the chief engineer and a member of crew have all been arrested. 

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