Twelve arrested as Spanish police seize three tonnes of cocaine

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Spanish police seized three tonnes of cocaine and arrested 12 suspected drugs from smugglers of Britain, the Netherlands and Spain nationalities.
The drugs were recovered in the north-western Galicia region, and are thought to have been be bound for a smuggling ring in the southern Costa Del Sol.

This is the largest seizure in the region for 17 years, police said.

Spain is a major entry point into Europe for drug smugglers from South America.

Last month Spanish police discovered more than a tonne of cocaine disguised as wood and charcoal arriving on a shipment from Colombia.

In November, they announced the arrest of British man Robert Dawes, accused of running Europe’s largest drug-trafficking network.

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