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Spain Seizes 3 Tons of Cocaine from Freighter

The Spanish government says police have seized three tons of cocaine from a cargo ship off the Canary Islands and arrested 16 people.

Police boarded the Panamanian-flagged cargo ship Thursday. The raid was the culmination of an investigation that lasted over a year.

The vessel's entire ten-man crew was taken into custody, as were six other people in the Canary Islands and Madrid.

Some information in this story provided by AP.