News 13 March 2021

Police seize ‘narco submarine’ built to transport drugs

13 March 2021

Police in Spain have discovered and seized a homemade submarine that has the capacity to transport two tonnes of drugs.

At 9 metres, the submarined was found in Málaga at an industrial warehouse.

According to Spanish police, 52 people were detained, hauls of cocaine and hashish were taken and a drugs laboratory was made inactive.

The submarine is expected to have come from Columbia and the police continue to investigate the case.

Rafael Pérez, head of the Spanish police said, “We think it was going to go to sea to meet a mother ship to take on board drugs. “It is like an iceberg. In practice, nearly all of it goes underwater apart from the top, which is the only part that would be seen from another ship or a helicopter.”

Vessels of this nature have been uncovered before with a 20 metre ship carring three tonnes of cocaine being discovered in 2019.

In related news, Notorious drug lord Tse Chi Lop was arrested in Amsterdam back in January.

The 56-year-old Canadian national with roots in China was said to be the head of a drug market worth over £62 billion.

Tse Chi Lop was detained at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport and will likely be extradited to Australia.

Australian authorities estimate that Tse Chi Lop was responsible for 70 per cent of the drugs that entered Australia.