Spanish National Police arrest 31 people for cocaine trafficking

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ARRESTED: Police conducted 25 raids in Spain as part of the investigation which began in 2017. Photo: Shutterstock


NATIONAL POLICE officers have arrested 31 people in Malaga Province, Madrid and Barcelona in connection with an international drugs smuggling ring.

Ten of the suspects were detained in Coin.

A police raid there resulted in a haul of 2,101 marihuana plants, 13 weapons, more than 600 cartridges of ammunition, four vehicles and €53,000.

Officers investigating the alleged trafficking worked with police in Italy and Argentina as part of the operation.

Police claimed the group were importing cocaine from the South American country to Europe.

More than 100 officers were involved in the investigation in Spain out of 750 who took part in total. Police conducted 25 raids in Spain as part of the investigation which began in 2017.

Officers launched their probe after more than one ton of cocaine was seized in Argentina, with Europe the suspected destination.

Police claimed the gang shipped around two tons of cocaine from South American to Europe from the start of their investigation to the arrests.

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