Spanish drug traffic network dismantled in Algarve

in News, Algarve, Crime · 04-03-2021 09:44:00 · 1 Comments

A drug trafficking network that operated in Spain and had connections to the Algarve was dismantled yesterday.

The bust was the result of a joint investigation by Spanish authorities and the Faro and Portimão PJ police branches.

At least 40 people were detained and around ten tons of hashish seized.

The network reportedly used the Algarve coast to position speedboats, which would fetch hashish from Morocco or other vessels on the high seas. The drug would later be unloaded in Spain. The speedboats would be transported by land, in trucks, back to the Algarve, and left on docks in the region.

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Hasj....that should have been legalized long ago.
It's not a war on drugs, it's a war on personal freedom.

By Fred Doe from Algarve on 04-03-2021 10:15
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