Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Major drugs haul off the coast of Cartagena

The Agencia Tributaria Tax Authority released details on Monday of an operation off the Murcia coast last December which seized more than four tons of cannabis when a suspicious fishing boat was intercepted by Customs officers 24 miles south of Cartagena.

The Tax Authority said the 4.32 tons of cannabis found on board would have had a street value of more than 6 million €.

Five people, including the boat’s captain, were taken into custody. It’s understood from La Verdad newspaper that some of the suspects had been investigated for drug smuggling previously by the Customs section of the Tax Authority.

Details of the operation have only just been released as investigations were still ongoing until recently.


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