Police in Spain has seized a homemade submarine proficient in carrying up to two tonnes of drugs.
It is a 29.5 feet (9 metres) blue vessel and is discovered in an industrial warehouse in the southern city of Málaga.
The seizure was part of a more extensive operation involving five other nations and the EU’s crime agency Europol.
Fifty-two people were detained during the raids across Spain. A big haul of cocaine and hashish were seized. Also, a drug lab was demolished by the police.
Police believe the fibreglass and plywood submarine was going to be used for smuggling drugs but had not been used.
In 2019, a submarine loaded with more than 2000kg of cocaine was seized in north-western Spain after the vessel ran aground. In the seizing, two people were detained. However, there was a third person as well, who managed to flee. They were all told to be from Ecuador.
That submarine was believed to be from Colombia, and police launched an inquiry to establish it sailed all the way with the drugs.
Narco-subs have been used to smuggle drugs from Latin America into the US.
The semi-submersible was caught on Sunday off the coast of Aldán, a south-west city to Pontevedra.