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Cocaine smugglers aim to take advantage of Spain's lockdown

Published Fri Jun 19 2020 12:49:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Spanish authorities say they seized 3.8 metric tons of cocaine in just over a month at Valencia's port as drug smugglers presumed police would be off-guard during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spanish police said in a statement Friday that the investigations began in April after a tip-off from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and Homeland Security Investigations. Amid an increase in maritime traffic arriving in Valencia, on southeastern Spain’s Mediterranean coast, traffickers presumed that “supervision and investigative activities by Spanish authorities would be diminished” due to a state of emergency and national lockdown to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.
by Associated Press
Cocaine smugglers aim to take advantage of Spain's lockdown
Cocaine smugglers aim to take advantage of Spain's lockdown