A fishing boat, intercepted in the mid-Atlantic with more than three tonnes of cocaine on board, was escorted into the port of Vigo by customs officials this morning.
The "Ratonero" was found to be carrying 90 bales of cocaine, weighing over 3,000 kilos in total, believed to have been loaded onto the vessel somewhere along the coast of Venezuela.
Three men from the Galician town of O Grove, the boat's owner and two crew members, along with a Uruguayan and a Colombian, were brought into port this morning in the brig of the customs' official boat.
All five are expected to appear in court this afternoon to hear the charges against them.
More details about the operation will be given by police later today.