TWO police officers were among 18 people found guilty of drug trafficking.
A third former policeman was also sentenced to 10 years in prison after the group were found to have helped a drugs gang smuggle a ton and a half of hashish into Maro, Nerja.
One serving Guardia Civil officer from Algarrobo received an eight year prison sentence and was banned from the force for 15 years after he helped traffickers land safely in Spain, advising them to arrive on the shore on days he was on duty.
A municipal policeman from Nerja received the same sentence after also helping the gang, renting a cortijo on the coast which members used to store the drugs before moving them on.
A third officer, a former member of the Nacional Police, was tasked with keeping an eye on the section of coastal road where the drugs were due to land. In addition to his prison sentence, which was higher as it was his second offence, the man was also fined €8.5 million and banned from ever returning to the police force.