Major hash stash on Dutch yacht intercepted in Almeria

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TWO crew members of a yacht flying a Dutch flag sailing in Almeria waters are under arrest after customs officers found 5,500 kilos of hashish stashed on board.

The authorities launched Operation Landa when a Tax Office Customs Surveillance aerial unit detected a semi-rigid dinghy loaded up with of bundles of the kind commonly used to transport the drug heading for the yacht.

Customs marine and aerial units boarded the yacht and transferred it to Almeria port, where they got court permission to search the boat.

The authorities reported there were 183 packets of the drug in all, which was of the highest purity.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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