Eight people have been arrested by the national police in Tenerife on charges of trafficking 800 grams of cocaine worth around 46,000 euros. The raids followed the detention of two suspects at Los Rodeos airport.

One of the suspects was carrying a large amount of coke that he had digested into his body. He was taken to hospital in order to remover the drugs safely from his intestines. Subsequently several raids were carried out on houses on the island.

The police found the 800 grams of cocaine and an equivalent amount of another power that they believe would be used to “cut” with the coke to double its volume. All of the eight arrested have records for drug trafficking and robbery with violence or intimidation.