By Oisin Sweeney • 19 November 2020 • 8:46
POLICE in the Campo de Gibraltar seize 2500 litres of petrol and other supplies from drug traffickers on two boats.
Police in the Campo de Gibraltar has made a major disruption to the area’s drug traffickers by seizing two boats containing 2500 litres of petrol and other supplies.
On Wednesday afternoon the Policia Locale’s Immediate Response unit rushed to a beach near the fishing village of La Atunara where they found two boats laden with supplies for narco-traffickers. Alongside 2500 litres was food, water, and wetsuits used by the gangs during their long waiting times at sea for a safe time to dock and unload their drugs. No arrests were made as the traffickers managed to flee the scene.
This recent bust will serve as a major disruption to the lucrative drug trafficking business prominent in the area. It recently gained major public attention from the Netflix documentary series ‘La Linea: Shadow of Narco’. Due to its proximity to Morocco, the area around the straights of Gibraltar has become a hotspot for importing drugs to Europe.
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Oisin is an Irish writer based in Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. After starting his working life as a bookseller, he moved into journalism and cut his teeth as a reporter at one of Ireland's biggest news websites. Since joining Euro Weekly News in November, he has enjoyed covering the latest stories from Seville, Spain and further afield - with special interests in crime, cybersecurity, and European politics. Anyone who can pronounce his name first try gets a free cerveza...
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