Yacht carrying 590 kilos of cocaine seized in Sotogrande

Yacht carrying 590 kilos of cocaine seized in Sotogrande

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The Guardia Civil have arrested two men and seized 590 kilos of cocaine from a yacht moored in Sotogrande port.

The operation was initiated after the Guardia Civil command centres in Malaga and Algeciras spotted the yacht acting suspiciously in international waters off the Mediterranean coast.

Their suspicians were confirmed when the yacht entered Sotogrande port with its navigation lights turned off.

The boats two occupants were arrested by Guardia Civil officers, assisted by Local Police officers from San Roque and Sotogrande’s own security force.

On investigation officers uncovered 590 kilos of cocaine as well as a 9mm loaded handgun carried by one of the arrested.

The arrests were followed by raids on a number of houses in San Roque and Marbella in which computer equipment and luxury vehicles were also seized.

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