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Spanish police seize homemade submarine made for narcotics transportation

Christian Fernsby |
Police in Spain have seized a homemade submarine capable of transporting up to two tonnes of drugs.

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Topics: SPANISH   

The nine-metre (29.5ft) blue vessel was discovered in an industrial warehouse in the southern city of Málaga.

The seizure was part of a wider operation involving five other nations and the EU's crime agency Europol.

The police say 52 people were detained during raids across Spain, and a big haul of cocaine and hashish seized. A drugs lab was also dismantled.

Police believe the fibreglass and plywood submarine was being readied to smuggle drugs but had not yet been used.

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