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Spain: 3 tonnes of cocaine seized in record-breaking drug bust01:57

Spain: 3 tonnes of cocaine seized in record-breaking drug bust

Spain, Galicia
January 5, 2016 at 17:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Spanish police released several videos, Tuesday, of a record breaking drug-bust, where law enforcement seized three tonnes of cocaine, arresting 11 suspects in the north-western Galicia region. It is the largest drug bust in the Galician region since 1999.

The raid, conducted on December 14, included Spanish Special Operations Forces (GEO) intercepting a van with 700 kilos of cocaine, bound to the city of Malaga on southern Spain's Costa del Sol. The rest of the cocaine, €1.2 million ($ 1.3 million) and a gun were found in a warehouse in the city of Pontevedra.

Before the recent bust, Spanish police had previously set their record by seizing 15 tonnes of cocaine in July 1999, the largest ever cocaine bust in Europe.

Spain: 3 tonnes of cocaine seized in record-breaking drug bust01:57
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Spanish police released several videos, Tuesday, of a record breaking drug-bust, where law enforcement seized three tonnes of cocaine, arresting 11 suspects in the north-western Galicia region. It is the largest drug bust in the Galician region since 1999.

The raid, conducted on December 14, included Spanish Special Operations Forces (GEO) intercepting a van with 700 kilos of cocaine, bound to the city of Malaga on southern Spain's Costa del Sol. The rest of the cocaine, €1.2 million ($ 1.3 million) and a gun were found in a warehouse in the city of Pontevedra.

Before the recent bust, Spanish police had previously set their record by seizing 15 tonnes of cocaine in July 1999, the largest ever cocaine bust in Europe.