They Find, in Valencia 325 kg of Cocaine in Two Containers From Chile

The Civil Guard and the Tax Agency have intercepted 325 kilos of cocaine in two fruit containers destined for Europe that arrived at the Port of Valencia in two freight ships from San Antonio (Chile) and whose value on the black market would have exceeded 16 million euros., The ship had made different scales in Ibero-American countries, so it is investigating the origin of cocaine and at what time was introduced in the content

The Civil Guard and the Tax Agency have intercepted 325 kilos of cocaine in two fruit containers destined for Europe that arrived at the Port of Valencia in two freight ships from San Antonio (Chile) and whose value in the black market would have exceeded 16 millions of euros.

The ship had made different stops in Ibero-American countries, so it is investigating the origin of the cocaine and when it was introduced in the content, without so far have been arrested in an investigation involving police from other countries.

The delegate of the Government in the Valencian Community, Juan Carlos Moragues, together with the General of the Civil Guard of the VI Zone, José Hermida, and the special delegate of the Tax Agency, Manuel Cabrera, offered the first data of this operation, in the Risk Analysis Unit formed by members of the Tax Agency and the Civil Guard that work in the port of Valencia.

Thanks to the inspection work, on Monday a container with 250 kilos of cocaine was intercepted and on Tuesday another one with 75 kilos in a vessel coming from San Antonio de Chile.

The 250 kilos of cocaine were hidden in a refrigerated container that transported pears, while the other 75 kilos of this drug, from the same Chilean port, were located in a container that transported raisins.

The drug would have been introduced using the lost hook method, consisting of introducing the drug into the container at the port of origin or scale with no knowledge of the exporting company of the legal cargo it transports.

cocaine were hidden in a refrigerated container

According to the Government Delegation, with this system of lost hook the seals are broken, the cocaine is inserted and they have closed again with the objective of avoiding the police controls.

Moragues thanked the work done by state security forces and bodies, which, in his view, are key to fighting drug trafficking.

 

Source: Cope