Spanish and Portuguese Police recovered just over 750 kg of cocaine hidden in fresh pineapples. In connection with this find, nine members of a criminal gang who were trafficking drugs by sea from Panama have been arrested.
This gang is led by two Colombian brothers, who operate laboratories close to Madrid,where the pineapples are stuffed with the drugs.
The Police from both countries had been carrying out investigations since April of last year. The pineapples stuffed with cocaine wre found in a number of containers, and apart from the drugs, more than 400,000 euro in ready cash and equipment used for packing the drug into the fruit were also seized.