Police in Argentina say that they have foiled a plot to smuggle cocaine into Spain by hiding the drug in skis. Five Argentines and one Spaniard have been arrested with 14kg of cocaine hidden within seven pairs of skis.
“They’ve invented a home-made system. They’d create some kind of plate to attach to the underside of the skis and there they put the drugs. Each ski carried one kilo. They had seven pairs that would be sent to Spain,” said the Argentine Security Secretary, Sergio Berni.
The group had been under investigation for about six months, police said.
The operation seized a total of 24kg of cocaine and between 40,000 and 50,000 pills of ecstasy.
The group was allegedly preparing to fly to the Spanish capital, Madrid, with the cocaine packed skis when the authorities made the arrests.