The trio were rescued after seven hours of using their illegal cargo as makeshift life rafts in the shark-infested waters of the Pacific Ocean.
The suspects reportedly promoted narcotic drugs among young people between the age of 18-30 years.
The suspects had been put under surveillance after the Anti-Narcotics Department at the Dubai Police had received verified information about two persons belonging to an overseas gang peddling in drugs possessing a large quantity of drugs.
They were only able to determine the amount of drugs inside after they managed to refloat the vessel three days later and tow it to a nearby port. They found 152 bundles with three tonnes of cocaine, Spanish police said in a statement.
The first bag contained 16.86kg of marijuana and the second one contained 19.9kg, which brought the total weight of the contraband to 36.76kg.
A drug dealer in a village belonging to Quesna city, Al Menoufia Governorate, Egypt placed an ad on the social media platform “Facebook”, announcing narcotics supply services, providing his address and his phone numbers.
The Abu Dhabi Police have thwarted an attempt by a gang of six Arabs and Asians to traffic 107 kilograms of crystal and hashish in an operation called ‘Secret Stashes.’
Maj. Gen. Al Mazrouei pointed out that as soon as the security information were verified, the Anti-Narcotics Department and the General Administration of Customs-Abu Dhabi formed a joint team to monitor and inspect the suspicious shipment.
Colucci told deputies he had recently purchased methamphetamine from a male he met in a local bar, and after having used a bit of it, believed it was actually bath salts.