POLICE SMASH DRUG OPERATION

Police seized more than €193-millions-worth of cocaine last Wednesday in a raid on a sailboat heading for the Basque region. Two people – an Italian and a Venezuelan – were arrested on the boat, and five others in the city of Bilbao. More than 1,500kg of cocaine were seized in the operation. Spain is the main entry point into Europe for cocaine smuggled from South America. More cocaine is consumed in Spain than in any other European country, according to a report published last year by the European Union’s drug agency, the EMCDDA.

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