About three tons of cocaine seized on a ship on the high seas off the coast of Ribadeo
The merchant had planned to tranship the drug to other smaller vessels as it passed through the Galician coasts so that, once on land, it would be distributed by different European countries
The maritime action ship SERVIOLA of the Spanish Navy, with units on board the three intervening bodies, located the merchant ship off the coast of the town of Lugo
Before the assault of the ship by the GEO of the National Police, the nine crew members opened a waterway to sink it and thus eliminate all possible evidence
Agents of the Civil Guard and National Police and together with Customs Surveillance officials of the Tax Agency, with the collaboration of the Spanish Navy, have intervened about three tons of cocaine in a ship on the high seas off the coast of Ribadeo ( Lugo). In the operation, the nine crew members who, before the assault of the ship by the GEO of the National Police, did not hesitate to open a waterway to sink it in order to eliminate all the evidence.
The joint investigation began in May of last year, after learning of the alleged illegal activities of a criminal organization based in the O Salnés region of the province of Pontevedra. As a result of the analysis of all the information obtained throughout this investigation, coordinated by the Central Court of Instruction number 1 of the National High Court, the agents gathered a series of indications that pointed to the existence of a merchant that could transport a notorious quantity of cocaine, which would be transshipped to other vessels at some indeterminate point on the Galician coast.