No sooner than the Motril-Melilla ferry link had been set up, then cases of attempted drug smuggling, using this link between the two continents, started cropping up.
Each year, Motril holds a swimming race, in which the competitors have to swim across the port. This year, not only is no exception but also marks the 70th anniversary of the event.
Even though the Motril-Melilla ferry service wasn’t inaugurated until the 12th of last month, almost one month later 8,463 passengers have crossed, together with 2,273 vehicles, all to the detriment of Malaga port which normally handles this traffic.
The newly started ferry service between Motril and Melilla has just had the first incident of somebody using the ship to smuggle drugs over into Spain.