By Alex Glenn •
Published: 17 Mar 2021 • 14:47
Guardia Civil Seize 1,290 Kilos of Hashish in a Boat Headed for the Mojacar Coast Credit: Guardia Civil
GUARDIA CIVIL seize 1,290 kilos of hashish in a boat headed for the Mojacar coast in Spain’s Almeria.
Guardia Civil seized over 1,000 kilos of hashish and arrested two people during an operation off the coast of Mojacar. Operation Masaqar involved the Central Operations Centre of the Almeria Command along with the Maritime Service and Public Safety and the Coordination Body Against Drug Trafficking (Ocon-Sur).
According to officers the operation began “late at night” when using the Integrated External Surveillance System (SIVE) cameras a Guardia Civil officer spotted the boat. It was suspected that the boat was involved in drug trafficking and it was seen to be heading towards Mojacar’s coast.
Quickly both ground and sea operations were organised. The sea-based operation involved a boat from the Provincial Maritime Service while the ground operation consisted of officers from Public Security and Ocon-Sur.
The suspect boat was soon captured due to the diligence of the Guardia Civil who carried out an “intense search”. Although the boat attempted to avoid capture by making evasive movers at high speed, this was not enough to avoid the patrol boat.
The boat was found to contain “43 burlap bales” when it was boarded by officers, which totalled in at around 1,290 kilograms of hashish.
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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