The Civil Guard police in northwestern Spain this week resurfaced a so-called ‘narcosab’, a homemade semi-submersible that may have been used to transport cocaine.The news arrived just days later Submarine with two corpses Nearly three tons of cocaine were seized off the coast of Colombia.
The 52-foot fiberglass vessel was found Monday about 800 meters off the coast of the Arousa estuary in Ganoswester. The bow was found by fishermen who noticed a small oil spill, Reuters reported.
Civil Guard video Divers inspecting a ship Another video showed officers operating a towboat with a crane, with the submarine’s bow sticking out.
It was towed to a nearby port and police said it would be fully investigated, but José Miñones, the central government’s representative to the local Galician region, told reporters that initial tests showed no drugs on board. rice field.
He said police had been warned of a drug shipment that could reach Galicia.
Police said it was too early to determine if the ship was used to transport cocaine or where it came from. intercepted two sailing ships More than 1,100 kilograms of cocaine were loaded in waters off the Canary Islands.
In 2019, a similar vessel carrying 3 tons of cocaine was found in another estuary in northern Spain. Costa del Sol in southern Spain.
Similar drug-smuggling vessels have been spotted in the Atlantic Ocean, particularly off the coast of Central and South America. Less common in Europe. Ships are submerged to avoid detection and are rarely completely submerged.
Submarines sometimes go as far as North America.of 2019A submarine carrying 12,000 pounds of cocaine worth more than $165 million has been seized by the US Coast Guard.
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