By Tara Rippin • 28 December 2020 • 14:40
CREDIT: Guardia Civil
Police deal a blow to large-scale drug trafficking in Axarquia.
THE Guardia Civil have arrested eight people and seized 1,535 kilos of hashish off the coast of Nerja.
The drugs were loaded onto a semi-rigid boat ready to be transported to Maro when police intercepted in a joint operation with OCON-SUR officers after being detected through SIVE (Integrated Surveillance System in the Strait).
When the boat was searched it was discovered to have a double bottom in which the 24 bales of drugs was stashed.
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