Drugs Intercepted on Motril Beach

The Guardia Civil confiscated 1,841 kilos of hashish that had been landed on Playa de Las Azucenas near Motril Port.

MOT Confiscated Drugs Landed on Play Azucenas FB24It was around 03.20h yesterday morning when coastal radar (SIVE) belonging to the Guardia Civil located a suspicious craft making its way towards the coast, heading for the said beach.

A Guardia Civil, Servicio Marítimo launch was sent to intercept whilst a land patrol was sent to the beach. The smugglers landed and started to unload their cargo onto the sand but when they saw the launch speeding towards them and several patrol cars heading to the beach, they fled, abandoning the drugs, and managed to get away.

The officers collected up the 45 water-proof packages, five on the sand and another 18 already loaded into an abandoned van, as well as another 22 in the RIB, which was also confiscated along with the van.

The judicial branch of the Guardia Civil based in Almuñécar are in charge of the investigation.

(News/Noticias: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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