MADRID – Spanish police said Tuesday they seized 3,000 kilograms (3.3 tons) of cocaine and arrested 11 people, including Spaniards, Britons and Dutch citizens.
A police statement said 700 kilograms of the drug were found in a truck bound for the southern coastal city of Malaga and the rest in a warehouse in Spain's northwestern city of Pontevedra.
The drug was destined for a British drug trafficking gang based in Malaga. The statement said those arrested included two Spaniards who were to transport the cocaine, two Dutch traffickers and seven Britons.
Police said they had initially erroneously reported that 12 people had been arrested.
The operation was wrapped up Dec. 14. The police statement said police also seized 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) and a handgun.
The coastal region of Galicia, where Pontevedra is located, has long been used by as entry point for drugs being trafficked to Europe. The statement said it was the biggest drug haul on land in the region in nearly 20 years.
This story has been corrected to show number of people arrested was 11, not 12.