• $340 million worth of cocaine seized
    February 07,2013
     

    $340 million worth

    of cocaine seized

    MADRID — Spanish police have seized 4.5 tons of cocaine with an estimated street value of $340 million — the biggest confiscation of the drug arriving to the nation since 2001.

    The Civil Guard said Wednesday the drugs were at a warehouse in the eastern city of Elche. Three Spaniards running a front company from the location were arrested.

    The company imported leather from Colombia, and Civil Guard said cocaine was inside six shipping containers of leather that arrived Feb. 1.

    The drugs were destined for distribution in Spain and Europe. Police raided 16 places linked to those arrested, seizing weapons that were not described and six luxury vehicles.

    MORE IN Wire News
    HAVANA — Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. Full Story
    Cubans cheer US cruise ship
    WASHINGTON — She has no stamina. She shouts. She’s got nothing going for her but being a woman. Full Story
    Gender politics plays a big role in campaign
    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Marine Corps says it has begun investigating whether it mistakenly... Full Story
    Marines probe claim about men in Iwo Jima photo
    More Articles
  •  
     
    • MEDIA GALLERY 
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS