Drug Bust – Spanish police seize $114 Million in cocaine from Livestock Carrier ORION V – 26.01.2023

On Thursday 26th January, 2023 Spanish Police seized 4.5 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of €105 Million ($114 Million) after raiding the livestock carrier ORION V off the Canary Islands.

The Police arrested the 28 crew members on the Togo flag (TGO) ship, which had been trailed from Colombia in an operation by Spanish authorities, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Togo Police.

“International organisations are reinventing themselves to transport drugs from Latin America to Europe, using livestock to make the control and localisation more difficult,” the Spanish police statement said.

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Published – Sunday 29th January, 2023.