SPAIN’S National Police and British authorities have worked together to intercept a sailing ship carrying nearly 1,000 kilos of cocaine on board
The ship was sailing from Surinam to the United Kingdom with six people on board who were arrested as alleged drug traffickers.
The investigation began in December 2018 when the National Police received information from the British NCA (National Agency against Crime) concerning a UK criminal organisation involved in drug trafficking.
British authorities warned that two of the gang were planning to travel to Mallorca to buy a boat with which they were allegedly going to transport cocaine from South America to Spain.
The ship was duly acquired in Mallorca and travelled to the port of Ayamonte (Huelva) where National Police identified several members of the suspected drugs smuggling organisation.
From there the boat sailed to Tenerife where the suspects erased the registration from the hull of the boat.
Several days later it sailed for Surinam and, from this South American country, set off for the coast of Wales. There the boat was boarded by the British authorities who found 950 kilos of cocaine and arrested two crew members and four passengers, all allegedly members of the organisation.