Spain's interior minister Juan Ignacio Zoido announced the bust, which took place on a container ship in a joint-operation between Ecuadorian and Spanish police.
This is one of the biggest hauls of cocaine in history and breaks up a big nacro-trafficking organization between South America and Spain,” he said on Twitter, alongside photos of the raid.
Es una de las mayores incautaciones de cocaína de la historia y desarticula una gran organización de narcotráfico entre Suramérica y España. pic.twitter.com/lbgzgBYcnS— Juan Ignacio Zoido (@zoidoJI) May 15, 2017
In total, 5.529 kilos of cocaine were discovered on board, which would have a street value approaching €200 million.