Spanish authorities confiscate largest cocaine haul in country’s history

Spanish customs agents and National Police said Friday they confiscated the country’s biggest cocaine haul to date of 9.5 tons hidden in a banana freight container originating from Ecuador.The drug was found Wednesday in the southwestern port of Algeciras in a refrigerated container among a cargo shipment supposed to have held 1,080 boxes of bananas, said José Carlos Arobes, a senior official for the Spanish tax agency that covers customs inspections.Prior to this seizure, Spain’s biggest cocaine bust was of 8.4 tons in 2018, also found in a supposed banana container in Algeciras.SECRET SERVICE CLOSES WHITE HOUSE COCAINE INVESTIGATION, SAYS IT IS ‘NOT ABLE’ TO IDENTIFY SUSPECTThe tax agency said the investigations began in July when police received information about a pending shipment of Colombian cocaine via Ecuador in August. The organization behind the shipment operated through a banana exporting company in Machala, Ecuador, the agency said. Spanish National Police and Customs officers hold packages of cocaine that were found hidden in a container from Ecuador on Aug. 25, 2023.
(JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)The cargo was due to be delivered in Portugal for later distribution throughout Europe.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPNo arrests have been made so far.

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