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127 kg of cocaine seized from Spanish naval ship

MADRID (AP) - Spanish police say they have seized 127 kilograms of cocaine from Spanish navy training ship, which allegedly carried the drug from Colombia and dropped off some in New York.

A Civil Guard statement Wednesday said three sailors were arrested on July 12 when the ship returned to Spain, but the drug wasn't found until last Saturday, hidden in the ship's reserve sails.

Investigations began in May when U.S. authorities arrested two Colombians who allegedly picked up 20 kilograms of cocaine from sailors on the training ship, the Juan Sebastian de Elcano, during its stop in New York.

The Civil Guard said drug traffickers had contracted the sailors to transport the cocaine during a stop in the Colombian city of Cartegena de Indias.
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Greg, ya old Sod August 06 2014 at 12:39 PM

Cocaine is hardly harmless. It's one of the most addictive substances on Earth. True, it does severely punish users, but the biggest harm comes from it's effects on others. Coke will turn an otherwise nice person into a lying, thieving monster. The cartels make a huge profit catering to those "punishment" people. When you run out of money many addicts resort to harmless little adventures called burglary, strong armed robbery, outright armed robbery and grand theft. Coke is far from harmless.

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rudimario Greg, ya old Sod August 07 2014 at 1:18 AM


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darkfree August 06 2014 at 11:33 AM

Cocaine is really harmless compared to the drugs like crack or heroin.
Cocaine is really self punishing to those that misuse it for recreation

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John Roberson August 06 2014 at 12:27 PM

and the news is just being told today after a month. What good is this news? And the investigations started in May? These people are pulling are strings and we are just the puppets. The media should be the idiots, not us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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kjfitzusa John Roberson August 06 2014 at 12:34 PM

What? Lol.

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breid2 August 06 2014 at 4:30 PM

round up the firing squad boys! these naval guys qualify as vermin.

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sharpsguy August 06 2014 at 6:22 PM

Take 'em out to sea on the same boat. Tie concrete "boots" to them. Drop overboard. Case closed. Justice served.

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junglecruiser August 07 2014 at 12:37 AM

Blow in the sails?

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rudimario junglecruiser August 07 2014 at 1:18 AM

Nice play on words.....funny too!

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