Spain seizes cocaine in floating backpacks

2014-02-04 15:01


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Madrid - Spanish police say drug traffickers used a sophisticated system of floating backpacks with a tracking system to try to smuggle 900kg of cocaine into the country.

The Civil Guard's website on Tuesday said the drug was found in 37 backpacks floating in waters off a beach near the eastern city of Valencia.

The packs were tied to each other and had a tracking system so that they could be located and picked up by traffickers. Police said the drug had been dropped off from a vessel further out to sea.

A police statement said five Spaniards were arrested and $97 000 and jewelry confiscated.

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