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Spanish boat with 3 tons of cocaine seized

Feb. 28, 2012 at 9:16 PM   |   Comments

VIGO, Spain, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Spanish customs officials seized a fishing boat carrying more than 3 tons of cocaine Tuesday in the mid-Atlantic Ocean.

The boat, the "Ratonero," was carrying 90 bales of cocaine, which officials believe came from somewhere along the coast of Venezuela, ThinkSpain reported.

The boat's owner and two crew members from the town of O Grove, and two crew members from Uruguay and Colombia were taken in, along with the boat, at the port of Vigo. All five men were arrested.

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