Spanish Authorities Seize Four Tons of Cocaine on a Ship off the Coast of Spain, Shipment Tied to Venezuelan President Maduro
From The New York Post:
Four tons of cocaine worth more than $165 million seized off of the Spanish coast last week has been linked to Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro, US authorities said.
Spanish, Colombian and UK police working in conjunction with the US Drug Enforcement Administration intercepted a ship carrying the drugs 300 miles off the coast of Galicia, in northern Spain. The destination was the port city of Vigo where Spanish cartels were poised to distribute the drugs across Europe, authorities said. The ship, sailing under the flag of Togo, had originated in Venezuela.
Maduro and several members of his inner circle were indicted by a US federal court in March on charges of drug trafficking and money laundering. The State Department offered a $15 million reward for information leading to the Venezuelan leader’s arrest.