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Spain's first drug smuggling "drone submarine" was confiscated

Drug traffickers are using makeshift submarines to transport millions of dollars worth of cocaine to the United States.

Spanish police seized three underwater drones capable of transporting large quantities of drugs from Morocco to Spain on Monday, and they Said to have disbanded a gang suspected of manufacturing.

Police confiscated three so-called "drone submarines" under construction in Spain and arrested eight people,police statements said.

"Three (two under construction and one virtually completed) were to be delivered to French drug traffickers to transport large quantities of cocaine. ".

Police can publish videos of seized drones on social media, each carrying up to 200 kilograms (£ 440) of goods. Said.

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Police are officially known as the Unmanned Underwater Drone (UUV). He said it was the first time he had seized such a device.

"These devices may allow drug traffickers to remotely transport large amounts of drugs across the Strait of Gibraltar," the statement said.

Gangs also build aerial drones, police have enough to cross the 15 km (9 miles) strait between Spain and Morocco, each with 12 motors and a range of 30 km. I confiscated that large UAV.

The gang also created a fake bottom on the vehicle to transport drugs, officials said.

One of the drug-laden devices was "intercepted on the way to Denmark in a tow truck to avoid the possibility of police checks," police said.

Police said their customers included criminal organizations in Denmark, France, Italy and Spain.

Spain is destined for Europe due to its physical proximity to Morocco, a major hashish-producing country, and its close ties to the former colonies of Latin America, a major cocaine-producing region. It has become an important gateway to drugs in Spain.

Police said the operation, which lasted 14 months, ended with the arrest of eight people. Six detainees belonging to a criminal organization have been detained after being accused of drug trafficking.

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