The Spanish Civil Guard mentioned the investigation started final yr when brokers discovered in regards to the importation of the blocks – about 25 tons or about 55,115 kilos every – from Mexico to the Port of Valencia.
An investigation by the Civil Guard, nationwide police and customs officers was launched into the obvious shell firm importing the blocks.
When a cargo arrived in Valencia in mid-October containing six massive blocks of marble, officers seen unusual markings on the bottom of one of many blocks. They monitored the stone because it was transported to a quarry within the city of La Romana in Alicante.
Subsequent raids of the quarry led to the arrest of 5 folks, the confiscation of 352kg – or 776 kilos – of methamphetamine.
“To keep away from detection, the suspects had drilled holes – or cylindrical cavities – into the marble, through which they’d hidden 43 plastic-wrapped packets of the drug,” the Civil Guard mentioned in a press release. “As soon as the plastic packages had been inserted into the cavities – a process carried out in Mexico –…