Spanish Police Sink Drug Smugglers’ Submarine Plans

Spanish police announced that they seized a homemade narco-submarine able to carry up to 2 metric tons (2.2 tons) of cargo.

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In this photo provided by the Spanish National police on Friday March 12, 2021, a homemade semi submersible submarine sits outside a warehouse in Malaga, Spain. Spanish police say they have seized a homemade narco-submarine able to carry up to 2 metric tons (2.2 tons) of cargo. Police came across the 9-meter-long (30-feet-long) craft being built in Málaga, on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol, during a broader international drug operation. Police said Friday it has two 200-horsepower engines, which are operated from the inside. (Police Nacional via AP)
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MADRID (AP) — Spanish police announced Friday that they seized a homemade narco-submarine able to carry up to 2 metric tons (2.2 tons) of cargo. Police came across the 9-meter-long (30-feet-long) craft last month while it was being built in Málaga, on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol, during a broader international drug operation involving five other countries and the European Union crime agency Europol. The 3-meter-wide (10-feet-wide) semisubmersible craft is made of fiberglass and plywood…

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