Police have seized what is thought to be a record £480m worth of cocaine that was headed for the United Kingdom.
Three tonnes of the drug - believed to be on its way to Merseyside - were intercepted by police in northern Spain following a tip-off from the National Crime Agency.
Five men were arrested over the haul, as were a 41-year-old man from Kingston, Surrey, a 50-year-old man from Thornbury, Gloucestershire, two Spaniards and two Dutch men.
The gang had laid down a £360,000 deposit for the first 700kg of the cocaine, the Liverpool Echo reports.
Spanish national police called the outfit a "major international drug trafficking organisation dedicated to maritime transport of cocaine from South America to Europe."
The raid took place on 14 December, but under Spanish law details were not made public until now.