Police hit smuggling gang on high seas, seize 3.3 tonnes of cocaine

FILE PHOTO: A police patrol boat leaves Lisbon harbour on its way to the open sea to hunt for drug runners in this April 8, 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro/File Photo

LISBON (Reuters) – Authorities seized more than three tonnes of cocaine and arrested 11 people off Portugal’s Atlantic coast, dismantling a drug smuggling gang that operated across international waters from a cargo vessel, police said on Friday. The seizure of the 3.3 tonnes of cocaine – thought to be worth around $148 million at European […]

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