>> Portuguese police cracking open a huge cocaine ring, smuggling hundreds of kilos of cocaine in pineapples. In a prickly moment at a Lisbon shipping port, authorities revealed real hollowed out pineapple skin, concealing a less sweet interior. This silent footage shows Portuguese police cracking hardened wax to get to the powder.
Seized on the last stretch of a route by sea from Panama, in South America. Nine gang members transporting the drugs in shipping containers also had their journey cut short when they were arrested. They belong to a ring led by two Colombian brothers with a laboratories near Madrid, where the drugs were cut with additives.
Hydraulic presses, packaging machines, and over 400,000 euros cash were among the things found by Spanish police. This seizure is part of an ongoing investigation across Portugal and Spain that started last year. The Iberian peninsula is a major entry point for drugs to Europe, either directly from Latin America or via Africa.