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 ‘Even the cops enjoy free drugs in docks’

A COLOMBIAN cocaine trafficker from Malaga has told TV channel Telecinco that corrupt police officers, security or dock-workers keep “between 25% and 30%” of the drug, which is smuggled through Spanish ports.

The narco-trafficker, whose face was obscured to protect his identity, said the corrupt officials had no need visit nightclubs to sell the drugs. Instead, they took this pre-planned short-cut as payment for getting the gear through high-tech scanners.

“If it weren’t for these corrupt functionaries, we wouldn’t get any drugs in,” he said on television

He added that a kilo of cocaine could fetch up to €4,000 once through port security. “So, if you’re sending 100 kilos, that’s some money. If you send 1,000 kilos, it’s millions, and that’s what keeps them sweet!”

The drug-smuggler said he had been in the illicit drug trade for 30 years, after jumping ship from the financial world, which “didn’t especially excite me”.

But he admitted that times had changed, dramatically, in recent years. “It’s a jungle of savages now,” he told Telecinco. “If you lose sight for a moment, they’ll rob you.

“In the past, the difficulty was in collecting the merchandise and making money from it.

“Now, the difficulty is that the merchandise arrives without being stolen en route; or that the buyers don’t just rob you of your merchandise; or that you get paid… and then they steal the money back.”

He said that the days of living by unwritten rules was over, and that no one respected anyone.”

Despite the inherent risks of his occupation, however, and despite spending 11 years in prison, as well as paying “a lot of money” so that he remains unknown in the press, the Colombian trafficker confirmed that he would probably see out his working life in the black-market, cocaine trade.

“I know how to win, and I know how to lose,” he

 

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