North Africa’s biggest cocaine kingpin arrested in Málaga

Huge drug haul includes 30 kilos of cocaine hidden inside pineapples

The cocaine was pressed into cylinders, coated in yellow wax and hidden inside pineapples

A 72-YEAR-old Moroccan man alleged to be behind what the National Police have called North Africa’s largest cocaine trafficking empire has been arrested in Málaga.

According to a statement from the force, the joint operation between police and the Spanish Tax Agency, which began in October 2016, saw more than a ton of cocaine seized and “dismantled a family organisation dedicated to drug trafficking on the Costa del Sol”.

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