Watch: Spanish police seize six tons of cocaine hidden in banana cargo

Watch: Spanish police seize six tons of cocaine hidden in banana cargo
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By Claire Heffron with Storyful
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A video shows Spanish officials found more than six tons of cocaine hidden among bunches of bananas at an industrial estate in Malaga and arrested 16 people in connection to a suspected drugs ring.

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Spain’s National Police announced on Thursday, October 25, they had seized more than six tons of cocaine concealed in a shipment of bananas imported to the southern city of Malaga from Costa Rica.

Police in a statement said 16 people were arrested in the operation where officers raided 20 properties, recovering 300,000 euros and several firearms. T

The investigation into the drugs ring lasted for almost a year and also involved Portuguese and U.S. officials, it said.

This video shows footage from the raid at an industrial warehouse in Malaga.

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