POLICE in Almeria have intercepted a convoy of vehicles transporting thousands of kilos of hashish.
In the early hours of Wednesday October 1, National Police officers seized a vast quantity of hashish – 1,245 kilos to be exact – in a drug haul which also involved the arrest of four people.
The four men – one German and three Moroccan – attempted to maximise their chances of success by using various vehicles to transport the drugs in a convoy.
Investigations began last April thanks to a tip-off made by a member of the public informing the police of a gang based in El Alquián, Almeria, which was trafficking drugs in the area. Detectives succeeded in identifying the owner of two vans and a number of other vehicles used to transport the drugs.
Getting word of plans to move a large quantity of hashish, the police set up a checkpoint on the A-92 motorway near Viator, and managed to intercept four vehicles and the four men transporting the drugs between them.
With the drugs seized along with the four vehicles and a motorcycle, the four men have been remanded in custody awaiting trial.