Large Cocaine Lab Dismantled In Spain

By Dialogo
October 30, 2009

Spanish police said they dismantled a clandestine laboratory that produced 50 kilos of cocaine a week, adding that 11 people were arrested in the operation. The drug lab - the biggest discovered in Spain in recent years - was located on a farm in the town of Daimiel, in the central Spanish province of Ciudad Real, police said Friday. More than eight tons of chemical substances, 275 kilograms (605 pounds) of cutting agents and hydraulic presses were seized, among other supplies. According to local media, a ring made up of individuals of Colombian and Bolivian origin brought the cocaine base into the country by hiding it in bags of cocoa powder shipped from Venezuela.