The cocaine was hidden within the stern space, close to the engine room. The GEAS recovered 44 packages of medicine from a depth of 5 meters The vessel, with the Panamanian flag, was transporting wheat to Rotterdam
The Civil Guard has intervened 56 kilos of cocaine hidden within the submerged a part of a ship anchored within the port of Algeciras, within the province of Cádiz.
The seized medication, which had been hooked up to the hull, had been destined for the port of Rotterdam, one of many largest seaports on this planet and the most important deep-water port in Europe.
For the restoration of the cocaine, the intervention of the Space Group for Underwater Activities, GEAS, of the Civil Guard of Seville and Malaga was obligatory. In a posh intervention, specialised divers, who needed to work at a depth of 5 meters, managed to extract 44 packages of medicine.
The analyzes carried out with the ‘narcotest’ resulted in cocaine, yielding a complete weight of 56 kilos.
Hidden medication within the hull of the ship. Civil Guard
The Civil Guard realized of the doable existence of medicine within the hull of a Panamanian-flagged ship that was in anchorage B within the port of Algeciras. After the efforts made by the brokers, it was discovered that it was a ship from Romania that transports wheat to the port of Rotterdam.
The ship was guarded by the Civil Guard till the GEAS had been activated to hold out an intensive inspection of the vessel’s hull. During the inspection, the brokers had been capable of verify the existence of some suspicious packages within the stern space, close to the engine room.
The Organic Unit of the Judicial Police of Algeciras has participated within the operation along with the GEAS of Seville and Malaga and brokers of the Maritime Service of Algeciras of the Civil Guard.
The corresponding proceedings have been initiated and made obtainable to the Judicial Authority.