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Shot of Malaga's port.
Shot of Malaga's port. / SUR

Dockworkers' leader held over drug imports in Malaga

  • Eight kilos of cocaine were seized in a container

Police believe they have stopped a major new entry point for cocaine into Europe through the port of Malaga. Four port workers, along with four others, were arrested last week and eight kilos of cocaine seized in a container.

The shipment is believed to have been a test delivery from Brazil, via Valencia, to Malaga. Smugglers needed the cooperation of port workers at both ends, said investigators. One man held in Malaga is the head of the port's closed-shop staff association.