Spanish police on Thursday said officials have seized more than six tons of cocaine hidden among bunches of bananas at an industrial estate in Malaga.
According to a police statement, 16 people were arrested in connection to a suspected drugs ring and more than €300,000 in cash, weapons and high-end cars were also confiscated after raiding more than 20 homes and business in relation to the bust.
Police said the suspects were smuggling drugs from Latin America via a company dedicated to importing large quantities of bananas and other fruit from Costa Rica, according to a statement.
The investigation into the drugs ring lasted for almost a year and also involved Portuguese and U.S. officials, it said.
In April, Spanish police made a record seizure of nearly nine tons of cocaine in a shipping container that was also carrying bananas in the southern port of Algeciras.