Spanish police net aerial and underwater drones for drug trafficking %
A criminal transport and logistics crew has been nabbed by Spanish police with vehicles being readied for delivery to drug traffickers smuggling narcotics across the Mediterranean – a haul that netted both aerial drones and uncrewed underwater vehicles with potential payload capacities of up to 200 kgs.
The bust was the fruit of a 14-month investigation into narcotics trafficking from Morocco into Spain by way of the Strait of Gibraltar, which at its narrowest point is only eight miles wide. In a raid Monday, Spanish police turned up several consumer and heavier lift drones, as well as three underwater and semi-submersible vehicles that were being readied for delivery to and use by presumed drug traffickers. The craft were to be equipped with GPS navigational gear that would have allowed narcotics runners to pilot them using a computer or tablet from anywhere on the globe.
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