Two Spanish nationals to stand trial for cocaine bust

TWO Spanish nationals have been committed to stand trial for their alleged roles in trying to smuggle about 300kg of cocaine into Australia through the Port of Bundaberg.

The two were among a group of four people arrested over the plot in November 2011.

Magistrate John Smith accepted the prosecution argument that there was evidence Julia Maria Boada Fernandez must have known about the presence of the drug on the yacht Friday Freedom when it sailed from Vanuatu to the Port of Bundaberg.

He found there was sufficient evidence for the case to go to trial.

Miguel Angel Sanchez Barrocal was also committed to stand trial in the Supreme Court.

The case against a third man, Jose Herrero-Calvo, was adjourned to January 17.

Topics:  bundaberg port cocaine drug smuggling

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