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Guardia Civil seizes 200 kg of cocaine hidden on a Brazil-Lisbon carrier ship

The Guardia Civil seizes 200 kg of cocaine hidden on the Brazil-Lisbon carrier ship Credit: Guardia Civil

The cocaine was hidden inside one of the Nord Mamore ship’s cooling nozzles, with the Guardia Civil operation taking place as the ship made a technical stop to refuel on its way from Brazil to the port of Lisbon, as reported on Thursday, August 11.

The successful intervention of the Guardia Civil on 200 kg of cocaine hidden on the carrier ship is the result of one of the anchor visits that the Guardia Civil Tax and Border Guard Section of the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife performed jointly with the Combined Customs Surveillance Unit of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

This type of survey is carried out in order to inspect the cargo of ships. In this case, in the early morning hours of August 5, a visit was made to the freighter called Nord Mamore, which was anchored in anchorage area number 2 of the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to refuel.

The cargo declared was corn and its destination was the port of Lisbon.

During the inspection of the cargo and the rest of the common parts of the vessel, a total of eight bullets were detected.

The discovery was made during an inspection of a ship’s machinery cooling water intake nozzle, carried out from outside the hull by personnel from the Guardia Civil’s Underwater Activities Team (GEAS).

These bundles were attached inside the nozzle and to each other when located by divers. After analysis, the presence of narcotic substances, in particular cocaine, was detected inside, weighing 200 kilograms after weighing the contents of the packages containing the bundles.

The news follows reports that Spanish National Police seized an AR9 submachine gun assembled with 3D printed parts in the province of A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, on Thursday, August 11.

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