Spanish Authorities Dismantle Network Attempting to Deliver a Ton of Hashish
By Dialogo July 28, 2009Madrid, 24 July (EFE).- The Spanish Civil Guard has dismantled a drug-trafficking network that intended to bring a ton of hashish into Spain from Morocco, in an operation in which seven Spaniards, one Colombian, one Argentine, one Moroccan, and one Swiss have been detained. Of the eleven detainees, nine have been jailed on charges of drug trafficking and criminal conspiracy. The agents seized a total of 1,005 kilos of hashish, a small plane, two sport boats over ten meters in length, and assorted electronic equipment used in transporting the drugs. The investigation began in February when several individuals were observed looking for possible landing strips for small planes in the localities of Santa Cruz de Mudela and Moral de Calatrava (in the province of Ciudad Real, in the center of the country). The agents determined that the suspicious activity was related to a network dedicated to bringing hashish originating in Morocco into the peninsula.