Five arrested in Spain cocaine trafficking
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say drug traffickers used a sophisticated system of floating backpacks with a tracking system to try to smuggle 2,000 pounds of cocaine into the country.
The Civil Guard’s website said today 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.