Dawn swoop on smugglers’ boat in Calpe

HOARD: Officers found 195,200 kilos of marijuana and 34,900 kilos of hashish in the property. CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

MORE than four tons of hashish were seized from a boat as it entered Calpe’s Puerto Blanco marina.
At least six people, including two of the crew, were arrested in the joint operation by the National Police, Guardia Civil and Aduana customs officers.
Four arrests were made on land but two other crew members who jumped overboard had not been located at the time of writing.
The smugglers’ boat was boarded at 3.30am by Customs officers from the Arao patrol boat who discovered that the vessel was loaded with more than 130 packages of hachis weighing a total of 4.3 tons.
Parallel to the Customs’ operation four people were arrested on land, revealed sources close to the case which, although the hashish haul took place in Calpe, is being handled by a San Javier (Murcia) court.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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