450 kilos of cocaine seized in a container originating in Brazil

The container, which was destined for Valencia, was inspected in the Port of Las Palmas, the place where the drug was intervened

Three people related to the events were arrested in the port of Valencia

The Civil Guard, in a joint operation with the National Police and the Tax Agency, have seized 450 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a container that was in transit from Brazil to Spain, its first point of entry in Spain being the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The investigations began when, through the usual channels of international customs and police cooperation, information was received of the possible contamination with a narcotic substance, presumably cocaine, from a container destined for Valencia.
To this end, a joint team of investigators was formed, made up of the Civil Guard, officials of the National Police and Customs Surveillance of the Tax Agency. This team carried out the operative actions that determined the apprehension of 450 kilograms of cocaine in the Port of Las Palmas, initiating the appropriate investigations in relation to the drug's recipients. These steps made it possible to determine that there were three people of Spanish nationality residing in Valencia and working in its port.
An operational surveillance device in the Port of Valencia carried out by units similar to those of the Port of Las Palmas concluded with the arrest of the three people who were trying to recover the drug five days after the container entered Spain.


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