A 204-kilo shipment of cocaine destined for a gang that was dismantled last month was seized in the northeastern Port of Barcelona, the Spanish Civil Guard said Sunday.

The container arrived in Spain from the Dominican Republic, the law enforcement agency said.

The seizure was made as part of the second phase of an operation that resulted in the arrest of 18 suspects on drug charges and the confiscation of one ton of cocaine in October.

The earlier cocaine shipment had arrived in Barcelona in a container carrying cotton from the Dominican Republic.

A total of 1,160 kilos of cocaine have been seized in the space of a month from the gang, one of the largest criminal organizations smuggling drugs from Latin America to Spain, the Civil Guard said. EFE