MAOC-N supports Spanish seizure of 500kg of cocaine on board a go-fast, South of the Canary Islands

On January 5th, 2024, the Spanish authorities, in a joint operation by the National Police, the Civil Guard, and the Spanish Customs (DAVA), successfully intercepted and seized over 500kg of cocaine on board a go-fast in the Atlantic Ocean.

After an intense search exercise, the Spanish patrol boat CONDOR of the Customs Surveillance Service was deployed, managing to intercept the target approximately 100nm South of Restinga (Canary Islands), resulting in the seizure of 519.2 kg of cocaine – distributed through 22 bales – and the arrest of 4 crew members.

This successful operation was possible through extensive international cooperation between the aforementioned Spanish law enforcement agencies, the National Crime Agency from the UK, the US Drugs Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Portuguese Judicial Police, supported by MAOC-N.

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