Spanish police have found 127 kilograms (280 pounds) of cocaine on board a four-mast Royal Spanish Navy ship used as a training vessel, mere weeks after three of its crew were arrested on cocaine smuggling charges.
The Juan Sebastián Elcano has logged 33,000km (18,000 nautical miles) and visited ports worldwide from Norway to Colombia, according to reports in local media. The 6-month journey trained the country’s future naval officers.
However, on a return trip to Spain three of its paid officers were charged with transporting 20kg of cocaine from Colombia for the purpose of selling it on the streets of New York.
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