Over 3 Tons of Cocaine Seized from Semi-Submersible Near Aldan, Spain; 2 Crew Arrested
November 24: Authorities in the Spanish region of Galicia seized a semi-submersible submarine carrying more than 3,000 kilograms (6,614 pounds) of cocaine on Sunday. The drugs are thought to have originated from Colombia but authorities are still investigating, according to a spokesman for the Civil Guard, a military agency with policing powers.The vessel was seized Sunday off the coast of the port of Aldan. Two of the three crew members operating the 22 meter-long (72 feet) vessel were arrested, while authorities are searching for the third crew member.
The submarine was detected as a result of an “international operation” that involved Spanish Customs, Spanish National Police and the Civil Guard.
Source: CNN/Joshua Berlinger