SPAIN : Narco ~Submarine seized by Spanish police in Malaga raid


A homemade submarine capable of transporting up to two tonnes of drugs has been seized by Spanish police.

The nine~metre blue vessel was discovered in an industrial warehouse in the southern city of Malaga.

The submarine is made of fiberglass and plywood panels attached to a structural frame, with three portholes on one side, and is painted light blue.

It was designed to be powered by two 200-horsepower engines operated from the inside.

The police said ” 52 people were detained during raids across Spain” , and a big haul of cocaine and hashish seized and a drug lab was dismantled.

The submarine was believed to be used in readied to smuggle drugs but has never been used before.