23 September 2022
Spain's Civil Guard on Friday said it seized 14 metric tons of hashish from Morocco and arrested 49 people as it smashed a major drug-smuggling ring. According to a Guardia Civil statement, the gang was the biggest operating in Spain, regularly bringing up to 20 metric tons of hashish a month from North Africa to the Iberian Peninsula.
The police operation began in December last year when authorities became aware of the gang, and some 400 police officers were involved. The gang was well organized with separate groups in charge of loading, high-speed motorboats, fuel supplies and food. The drugs were landed on the southern Spanish coast near Cadiz.
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