Drug traffickers caught out off the Adra coast

GUARDIA Civil intercepted a boat carrying more than 400 kilos of hashish on board just off the Adra coast.

Four different units and a maritime service patrol took part in the operation dubbed ‘Chelja’, launched after the Almeria communications centre reported its exterior surveillance system had picked up on a suspicious small craft approaching Adra’s beaches.

When the boat came ashore in the area known as Boca del Rio-La Conda and a number of individuals began unloading the illegal cargo, a Guardia patrol moved in.

The suspected criminals fled, but officers caught up with one man, finding him crouched down in undergrowth next to a pile of eight hash bundles. The suspect identified as K.C. faces drug trafficking charges.

The maritime service recovered a further three bundles of hash found floating in the sea.