Spanish police have seized semi-submersible drones utilized by drug traffickers to ship narcotics throughout the Strait of Gibraltar into Spain, the inside ministry stated on Tuesday, the primary time such purpose-made gadgets have been found in Spain.
Three drones, together with one made out of a surfboard, had been discovered together with six massive flying drones in a number of warehouses close to the port metropolis of Cadiz, stated Juan Antonio Siloleo, head of the central narcotics brigade.
The sea-borne gadgets had been designed to journey 30 km carrying as much as 200 kg of marijuana and cannabis. “The navigation of these devices was done remotely via GPS, so that a person or a member of the organization could check the location at any time and then arrange the docking from home with a tablet and the right software,” Siloleo stated.
The investigation lasted 14 months and allowed police to grab over 150 kg of cannabis and marijuana, $1,61,537 in money and arrest eight folks in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave on the northern coast of Morocco, and within the southern Spanish cities of Cadiz and Malaga. Police additionally discovered automobiles with hidden compartments to take the medicine up north so far as Denmark.
There are many teams of drug traffickers and folks smugglers working within the space across the Straits of Gibraltar separating from Africa, which is as slim as 12 km in some locations.