A successful joint operation was carried out between the Spanish National Police, the Tax Agency, and the Federal Police in Argentina.
Furthermore, they managed to seize 165 kilos of cocaine. Moreover, this was hidden in a container originating from Argentina, and using the “blind hook” procedure.
The “blind hook” or “rip off” is a technique whereby the drugs are included in a container of legal or empty merchandise. Then, the cocaine is removed at the destination port.
On this occasion, the drugs were intercepted in the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This was after being introduced to a container ship in the port of Zárate (Argentina).
Eight members of the organisation were dedicated to maritime drug trafficking through container ships between South America and Europe. Furthermore, they have all been arrested in Argentina and $323,000 has been seized.
Getting drugs onto the islands
In related news, the Policia Nacional demonstrates that introducing drugs on the islands is more complicated than doing it on the mainland.
🚔 Introducir droga en las islas es más complicado que hacerlo en el territorio continental. @MontoroLuis acompaña a @policia para saber qué rutas emplean los narcotraficantes para que su mercancía llegue a Canarias. Ahora en directo.
— Fuera de Plano (@fueradeplanotv) May 12, 2022
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