An early-morning shock for ship’s drug suppliers

A FISHING ship from Venezuela, intercepted in the early hours of 4th June, had bales of cocaine ready to be thrown into the sea in case the police nabbed them.

They were apprehended some 900 miles south-west of the Canaries, but Spain was their actual destination.

The facts were revealed by Home Office Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido at Monday’s press conference, held at Las Palmas harbour, to where the ship was transferred with its six Venezuelan occupants, who were arrested

A seventh person, linked directly with the shipment of cocaine and its financing, was detained in Venezuela.

It is the second vessel from the South American country to be seized in under a month, while carrying narcotics for an drug organisation based in Spain.

The minister added: “A Venezuelan fishing ship has been intercepted carrying 1,200 kilos of cocaine.” He also said that the purity level of the drug was approximately 80%.

Zoido congratulated both the National Police and the Custom Authorities, stressing that the intervention took place at dawn.

That was to prevent the crew from throwing the drug bales overboard, using the anchor, by the time they noticed the police.


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