On 22th Monday, Spanish Police arrested a stowaway with 200 Kilos of Cocaine at the port of Gijon. The cocaine was in the possession of a stowaway, a 58-year-old Colombian national who had boarded the ship during a previous port call.
According to international news, the cargo ship “Iraklis” arrived in Gijon on a voyage from Barranquilla, Colombia, carrying a load of coke for a Spanish steel mill.
However, before the arrival, the capten siad to Spanish authorities that there was a stowaway aboard. Agents with the Civil Guard, the National Police and the national tax agency (Tributaria) were on hand at the pier to arrest the individual and search the ship.
The haul found aboard the Iraklis is the second report of a drug-smuggling attempt accompanied by stowaways, though in a much different location.
On 14th Mar. U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Coast Guard detained 18 migrants who had stowed away aboard a container barge in an attempt to enter the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. 16 were rescued from the water, but the remaining two were found aboard the barge, and they were in possession of 11 kilos of cocaine and a handgun.
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