The Avila Police School will show the narco-submarine intercepted in Pontevedra


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The Museum of the National Police School of Avila will show the first narco-submarine intercepted in European waters a little over a year ago on Foxos beach, in the Aldán estuary of Pontevedra. As reported this Friday by Castilla y León Televisión and confirmed by Efe, the police training center will host this submersible discovered in an operation that resulted in the seizure of 3,200 kilos of cocaine and seven detainees.

However, at the moment it is unknown when this boat that arrived after a 9,000-kilometer journey, can be seen in the facilities of this museum located within the National Police School of Avila, located on the outskirts of the city. capital.

The operation carried out by the National Police, the Civil Guard and the Customs Service of the Tax Agency just a year ago, managed to apprehend the first narco-submarine intercepted in European waters. The drug traffickers, when discovered, submerged the bathyscaphe, loaded with 3,200 kilos of cocaine valued at around 100 million euros, although finally the aquatic media of the Civil Guard managed to tie it up and keep it under control.

Now, the Museum of the National Police School will exhibit this bathyscaphe of 21 meters in length and two meters in height, after the Cangas court has decided that this body will take over the narco-submarine.

Since 1986

This museum began its journey in the Avila police center on January 8, 1986, so that future agents and society could contemplate the more than one hundred years of police history and culture, as well as many others of the evolution of crime.

According to the National Police, “it is the responsibility of this museum to collect, guard and keep as many objects contribute to tell the history of the Police, in general, and of crime in particular, as well as of all those who, due to their characteristics, value and meaning, must be guarded for their perpetuation.

In its rooms you can currently see a historical collection of police insignia, different uniforms, pieces that reflect the evolution of weapons through time or a Security Letter from 1834, considered the oldest preserved document of the National Identity Document. Also, a large collection of cameras, different showcases with counterfeit coins and bills, as well as the transformation that identity documents have undergone.

It can also be seen abprecious sample of edged weapons from sabers and foils, to cutlasses and swords, as well as oriental weapons, while also having the María José García Sánchez room, dedicated to the first policewoman victim of the terrorist gang ETA. In the Crime Room, the weapons belonging to terrorist groups, useful for the production of narcotics, equipment for large scams and objects in the investigation of crimes of great social impact. These include the bomb that exploded in the Liceo Theater in Barcelona in 1893, the crime of the Andalusian Express, in 1924, or the kidnapping of the girl Melodie in 1987, among others.

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