Europe's Biggest Drugs Bust

Europe's Biggest Drugs Bust

In Europe's biggest cocaine bust to date, 8,000 kg of raw cocaine have been seized by Portuguese police in the Algarve region of southern Portugal and a number of Spanish nationals arrested.

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The Iberian coastline is the preferred means of entry into Europe for South American drug cartels.

According to official figures, 5,000 kg (11,000lbs) of cocaine had been seized by police in Portugal this year compared with 15,000 kg (33,000 lbs) in 2005.

Neighboring Spain ranks third in the league table of confiscated cocaine with 46.6 tonnes -behind only Colombia and the United States. In addition Spanish authorities seized 646.7 tonnes of hashish - 50% of the world total of confiscated hashish in 2005.

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