Huge haul of hashish seized by National Police near San Roque

Arrests have been made across Spain

A MAJOR operation undertaken by the National Police has resulted in the arrest of three people and the seizure of three tonnes of hashish.

Officers had been investigating the continued smuggling of the drug from Morocco and had discovered that once it was landed at an isolated beach, it was taken by stolen 4×4 vehicles to a ‘safe house’ alongside the Rio Guadarranque in Cadiz Province.

The river and the surrounding area have been well-known hideouts for drug gangs and a major construction was undertaken to block access to small boats although from time to time the barrier has been destroyed by those who wish to have direct access to the houses on the rivers banks.

In this operation, officers had discovered that the alleged criminals had built a wharf at a property on the banks of the river and moved the drugs both overland and on the water and therefore approached the building using vehicles and inflatable dinghies.

When they arrived at the property, they discovered three people, three tonnes of the drug, a loaded shotgun and pistol.

All on the property were arrested and have been imprisoned whilst awaiting trial.

This is just the latest of a number of important busts undertaken by the National Police over the last few days and their investigations are ongoing and the police anticipate further arrests.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page