06/18/2007

4 tons of cocaine seized off Spain

The Associated Press

MADRID, Spain — Spanish police, working with U.S. and British authorities, seized four tons of cocaine aboard a ship off the northwest coast, the Interior Ministry said.

Eleven people were arrested in the operation, carried out on Saturday, a ministry statement said. Six were arrested aboard the ship, three in Madrid and two in the northwest region of Galicia.

Police also seized $27,000 in cash and several cars and cell phones.

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