Surprise packets in Javea

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Caption:  DUMPED CANNABIS: Recovered from Javea’s Cala SardineraPhoto credit: Guardia Civil

JAVEA’S Guardia Civil recovered packages containing 17 kilos of hashish from the seabed in Cala Sardinera.

They were spotted by the occupants of a pleasure boat who immediately alerted the authorities.

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The packages were brought to the surface with collaboration from the Red Cross who used their rescue boat to ferry out the Javea’s Guardia Civil officers to the place where they had been seen.

An investigation is now underway to determine the origin of the drug, which could have been dumped deliberately to be picked up later or was possibly thrown overboard when the smugglers feared they were at risk of drawing the authorities’ attention.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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