WATCH: Alleged drug smuggler runs aground in southern Spain

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Suspected smuggler runs aground

THIS is the moment that a dramatic movie-style boat chase involving a police helicopter ended on a Costa del Sol beach packed with holidaymakers.

It came after a boat suspected of refuelling drug-smuggling vessels in the Strait of Gibraltar fled when detected by police radar.

The semi-ridged boat equipped with two powerful engines tried to flee from the helicopter.

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In the video, the driver runs the boat aground before trying to escape on foot. The helicopter followed the suspect while communicating with ground units.

The suspect was detained by a swimmer and an off-duty police officer.

Suspected smuggler runs aground evading the police

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