By Tara Rippin • 03 October 2020 • 19:29
SHUT DOWN: Police arrest five suspected crimnal gang members. CREDIT: Guardia Civil
Five arrests and €1.3 million worth of assets have been seized in major police operation.
Five members of a criminal gang suspected of distributing hashish along the coast of Almeria have been arrested and more than four tonnes of hashish confiscated.
The combined value of the seized drugs, and other ‘movable and immovable property’ together with the content of the network’s bank accounts is around €1.3 million, according to the Guardia Civil.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
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Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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