THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF EUROPE’S FIRST NARCO-SUBMARINE

On 4 February, the Guardian carried an article telling the story of the submersible, as Agustín Álvarez, a 31-year-old former Spanish amateur boxing champion, and his 2 crewmates were jailed for 11 years each for sailing the craft carrying 3,068 kg of cocaine across the Atlantic.  4 Spaniards who conspired with Álvarez to help guide the sub ashore were jailed for between 7 and 9 years.  The craft was a 21.5 metre-long fibreglass boat and sailed from Brazil to Spain, has before being scuttled in a Galician cove in November 2019.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/feb/04/europe-first-narco-submarine-agustin-alvarez

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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