Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Nov 17 (IANS) The Spanish police arrested 11 people and seized 650 kg cocaine in an operation against an international drug trafficking network, authorities said on Saturday.
With the help of the US Drug Enforcement Administration and Colombia’s Technical Investigation Team (CTI), the police managed to track down and monitor a safe house used by the alleged criminal network in the northwestern province of Galicia, Efe news reported.
The police seized over half a tonne of cocaine during a raid on the property as well as the vehicle allegedly used by the dealers to distribute the substance around Spain.
Six suspects were detained in Galicia and another five were arrested in Madrid.
The Spanish police received a tip-off from the CTI after Colombian investigators learned that several of the Galician suspects were allegedly negotiating drug deals in Colombia.