Santa Cruz de Tenerife (EFE)
The drug was attached inside one of the refrigeration pipes of the ship, which left Brazil and was destined for the port of London, sources from the Ministry of the Interior detail.
The intervention was the result of one of the anchoring visits carried out by the Tax Protection and Border Section of the Civil Guard of the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in conjunction with the Combined Customs Surveillance Unit of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
These types of visits are carried out with the aim of inspecting the cargo of the ships.
In this case, on the morning of January 25, the cargo ship ‘Pegasus’ was visited, which was anchored in the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to refuel.
During the course of the inspection of the cargo and the rest of the common areas of the boat, four bales were detected.
The discovery occurred during the review of a cooling water intake nozzle for the ship’s machinery, carried out from the outside of the hull by personnel from the Civil Guard underwater activities team (GEAS).
These bundles were tied inside the nozzle and among themselves when they were located by the divers.
After analyzing them, it turned out that the presence of cocaine was detected inside, yielding a weight of 120 kilos once the contents of the packages containing the bales were weighed.