Gibraltar police marine section recovers 12 bales of cannabis

© Royal Gibraltar Police.

Sir John Chapple police boat.

OFFICERS of the Royal Gibraltar Police Marine section seem to be on top form at the moment, regularly policing incursions into Gibraltar waters and often seizing contraband and boats.

On the early morning of January 30 they were involved again in a high speed chase after investigating a radar contact off Europa Point during a regular patrol.

As the suspect RHIB vessel containing four passengers did not stop when challenged, it was assumed that the crew were involved in some form of illegal activity and during a high speed chase, they were seen to discard a number of bales whilst they fled to the relative safety of international waters.

The police crew on board the Sir John Chapple searched the area and collected 12 sealed bales weighing 360 kilograms which when opened were seen to contain cannabis which the RGP estimated as having a value of more than £1.75 million (€2.25 million).

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