Euro Weekly News | Sea chase off the coast of Almeria | Costa de Almería | News: "customs officers arrested seven people who intended to bring a shipment of a tonne of hashish into Spain from Morocco. The investigation began more than a year ago when it was discovered that one of the members of the gang was in contact with Moroccan organizations that provided the drugs and the boats to transport them.
The officers were recently tipped off that a shipment was due to arrive from Morocco and surveillance was put in place. The boat approached the Mazarrulleque beach but when the occupants noticed the police presence they fled with the police on their trail.
After a chase at sea, during which the suspects through part of the load into the water, their motorboat ran aground and the officers arrested them on the Aguadulce seafront. One of them, who pretended to be a police officer, told the others that he would ‘protect’ their illegal activities.
The police confiscated some 880 kilos of hashish, two vehicles, a boat, four motors, a satellite phone and eleven mobile phones."