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Spanish police seize 730 pounds of heroin in one of the country's largest drug busts

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Police in Spain announced Wednesday that they had seized 730 pounds of heroin in one of the country's largest-ever drug busts. According to Deutsche Welle (DW), the haul is worth some 120 million euros, which would equal roughly somewhere around $142.5 million.

The heroin was discovered at the port of Barcelona, hidden inside a shipment of cement that had been sent from Turkey, according to Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido.

The rest was found inside the homes of four suspects, detained during an attempted transaction that went wrong. The suspects include two Dominicans, an Ecuadorian and a Spaniard between the ages of 30 and 45. Officials have charged all four with drug trafficking. 

The interior ministry is calling the bust "one of the biggest seizures of heroin ever carried out in Spain in a single intervention."

In a single seizure, police have surpassed the 557 pound total discovered by Spanish police in 2016.

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