Friday, April 25, 2014   

Spain cops seize cocaine in floating backpacks
(02-04 19:16)

Spanish police say drug traffickers used a sophisticated system of floating backpacks with a tracking system to try to smuggle 900 kilograms of cocaine into the country.
The Civil Guard's website on Tuesday said the drug was found in 37 backpacks floating in waters off a beach near the eastern city of Valencia.
The packs were tied to each other and had a tracking system so that they could be located and picked up by traffickers. Police said the drug had been dropped off from a vessel further out to sea.
A police statement said five Spaniards were arrested and 72,000 euros and jewelry confiscated. --AP   
Other World breaking news:
Hijack scare in Bali caused by drunk passenger (39 mins ago)
Germany finds 265 pounds of cocaine among bananas (42 mins ago)
Plane lands at Bali airport in suspected hijacking (1 hr 1 min ago)
Death toll over 180 in SKorea ferry disaster (1 hr 31 mins ago)
Singaporeans defy ban on e-cigarettes (1 hr 38 mins ago)
(Flight MH370) Seabed search for missing plane for wider range (04-25 13:23)
Obama lands in Seoul (04-25 12:16)
(Flight MH370) Malaysia to release report: PM (04-25 12:04)
SKorean navy fires warning shots on NKorean vessels (04-25 11:52)
Retired US judge calls for marijuana legalization (04-25 11:36)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.