Spanish Police Make Record Cocaine Bust

Spanish police seized the largest amount of cocaine ever found in a single shipping container in Europe in a raid In Algeciras on April 25,

Nearly nine tons of the drug were uncovered inside a banana shipment sent from Turbo, Colombia. The stash was seized in the southern Spanish port city of Algeciras.

Two people were detained in Lyon, France, one in Algeciras and three in Malaga after the drugs were uncovered, according to a police press release.

The seizure is the largest amount of cocaine intercepted by the Spanish police. Previously, the largest cache uncovered was in December of 2017, when the Spanish police seized a six ton shipment, also in the city of Algeciras.

This footage shows the police pulling out cocaine packets from the banana shipment. Credit: Spanish National Police via Storyful