Three people have been detained in relation to the seizure of 2.5 tons of hashish that was hidden in bales and diesel drums on a yacht in Alicante.
THREE people have been detained in relation to the seizure of 2.5 tons of hashish that was hidden in bales and diesel drums on a yacht in Santa Pola (Alicante).
Investigations started when suspicions arose that the yacht may have received narcotics at sea. Over 2,400 kilograms of hashish were found hidden amongst 50 plastic diesel drums, each with a capacity of 50 litres. There was also hashish found in 23 burlap bales, according to Malaga Hoy.
According to the Guardia Civil, there was a criminal network behind the drugs bust that was dedicated to drug trafficking in Alicante and Murcia. Six of the alleged members of the organisation were detained on May 13, an Albanian and five Spaniards aged between 25 and 69 years old.
Four of the members were arrested in Cartagena and one more in La Manga del Mar Menor (Murcia) and the other in Santa Pola (Alicante).
Considering the history of some of the members, they are an organisation that is considered dangerous. Some of the members have multiple records for drug trafficking and one of them has a history of homicide committed in Spain in 2007.
Three of the members, including the head of the organisation, have been sentenced to prison whilst the other three have been released under precautionary measures.
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