Spanish police simultaneously intercepted on the high seas two sailboats transporting more than 500 kilograms of cocaine, officials with the Canary Islands government said Monday.

Two teams of police Special Operations Group personnel boarded the boats, one of which was evidently the "mother ship," where the drug was found, and the other of which was a support vessel that was going to ferry the cocaine to the Spanish coast.

The Government Delegation in the Canaries, a Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, said that both boats were boarded simultaneously and with the assault police managed to break up the maritime infrastructure of a Bulgarian drug trafficking operation.

The British Serious Organised Crime Agency collaborated with Spanish police in the operation. EFE