By John Smith • 01 August 2018 • 13:58
98 bales of hashish seized in joint operation
A COMBINED force of officers from the Guardia Civil and the Spanish Tax Agency (AEAT) have discovered 3.4 tons of hashish in La Linea de la Concepcion.
The operation commenced last Friday when a customs surveillance aircraft spotted a semi-rigid speed boat loaded with bales of the type used to smuggle drugs in the waters of the Straits of Gibraltar heading towards La Linea.
Officers on the ground were alerted and they watched the boat unload and followed the vehicle into which the drugs had been unloaded to a property in the El Zabel area of the town.
They then moved in, arrested one person and took possession of 98 bales of hashish weighing 3.4 tons.
Subsequent to this, officers intercepted a stolen vehicle in the vicinity and two additional people who are believed to be part of the transportation team were also arrested.
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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.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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