The changing tactics of Colombian drug lords have been tracked and cracked by Spanish and Portuguese police.
After months of investigation, Spanish and Portuguese police have seized cocaine worth about £33 million hidden inside fresh pineapples from Latin America.
The joint operation uncovered 754kg of the drug, which had been wrapped in wax-covered cylinders and hidden inside the fruit on shipping containers that had arrived in Lisbon. Investigators also dismantled a drugs laboratory where the drug was cut with additives. Nine men were arrested. Police said that they had broken up an internationial smuggling ring led by Colombians.
The operations began in April last year. In November Spanish police found almost 400kg of cocaine in Madrid and Barcelona, which led them to an import company that was shipping fruit from Panama to Portugal.