The Civil Guard, in a joint operation with the Tax Agency, has intervened in the port of Valencia 5,592 kilos of cocaine camouflaged in a container from South America.
According to data from the armed institute, this is the largest seizure of cocaine in Spain for more than four years, the third intervention in a single container according to the records of the Intelligence Center against Terrorism and Organized Crime, CITCO, and the most important in the port of Valencia since records exist.
The investigation began in 2021, as a result of various legal imports of fruit and vegetables taking advantage of the legal trade in this type of merchandise from the other side of the Atlantic and given the suspicion that they could be used for the transatlantic drug trade.
As a result of these investigations, it was possible to intervene in the month of September in the port of Barcelona a piece of merchandise inside which 70 kilos of cocaine were hidden.
Subsequently, the agents located in the Port of Valencia a container from South America that could be used to introduce drugs and, once inspected, the 5.5 tons of cocaine hidden inside were located, together with the merchandise whose import was legal.
Once the drug has been 'cut', those more than five tons could have reached a value in the illicit market of more than 340 million euros, according to data from the Civil Guard.
Sources from the armed institute point out that the investigation is still open, while it is trying to determine, on the one hand, those responsible for the introduction of the substance and, on the other hand, the people who would later be in charge of its distribution. of drugs in Spain.