Guardia Civil Seize 1,290 Kilos of Hashish in a Boat Headed for the Mojacar Coast

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Guardia Civil Seize 1,290 Kilos of Hashish in a Boat Headed for the Mojacar Coast
Guardia Civil Seize 1,290 Kilos of Hashish in a Boat Headed for the Mojacar Coast Credit: Guardia Civil

GUARDIA CIVIL seize 1,290 kilos of hashish in a boat headed for the Mojacar coast in Spain’s Almeria.

Guardia Civil seized over 1,000 kilos of hashish and arrested two people during an operation off the coast of Mojacar. Operation Masaqar involved the Central Operations Centre of the Almeria Command along with the Maritime Service and Public Safety and the Coordination Body Against Drug Trafficking (Ocon-Sur).

According to officers the operation began “late at night” when using the Integrated External Surveillance System (SIVE) cameras a Guardia Civil officer spotted the boat. It was suspected that the boat was involved in drug trafficking and it was seen to be heading towards Mojacar’s coast.

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Quickly both ground and sea operations were organised. The sea-based operation involved a boat from the Provincial Maritime Service while the ground operation consisted of officers from Public Security and Ocon-Sur.

The suspect boat was soon captured due to the diligence of the Guardia Civil who carried out an “intense search”. Although the boat attempted to avoid capture by making evasive movers at high speed, this was not enough to avoid the patrol boat.

The boat was found to contain “43 burlap bales” when it was boarded by officers, which totalled in at around 1,290 kilograms of hashish.



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Alex Glenn
Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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