Malaga, June 17. Agents of the National Police, in a joint operation with Customs Surveillance of the Tax Agency, have intervened 65 kilos of cocaine hidden in the merchandise transported inside a container that had arrived at the Port of Malaga from South America.
The drug, which was arranged in rectangular packages of one kilo each, was hidden in a can of cane sugar molasses, according to the Police.
Three people have been arrested in the police operation, including the administrator of the importing company, allegedly related to organized crime and drug trafficking.
The investigation began last May when the existence of a container that could be used for the trafficking of narcotic substances became known.
After several inquiries into the container exporting company as well as its administrator, the agents detected suspicious movements in the import and export related to fruit from South America.
With the progress of the investigations into the environment of the importing company, it was possible to identify the container that transported the molasses, whose destination was the port of Malaga.
Once the container arrived in Malaga, an exhaustive inspection of it was carried out and 65 kilos of cocaine were found, arranged in rectangular packages of one kilogram each, inside a cane sugar drum.
The dark color of the matter and its high density made the packages camouflage in the fluid, they were scattered near the surface without being seen with the naked eye.
After verifying that the drugs were going to be transferred from the port of Malaga to an industrial warehouse in an industrial estate located in the Malaga town of Coín, a device was established in which three people were arrested, including the administrator of the importing company.
The investigation has been carried out by agents of the National Police jointly with Customs Surveillance of the Tax Agency within the framework of the European Multidisciplinary Platform against Criminal Threats (EMPACT). EFE