Spanish police seize 11 tons of hashish

2012-12-26 13:35


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Madrid - Spanish police on Wednesday said it had busted a major drug trafficking ring, seizing more than 11 tons of hashish destined for Europe and arresting 35 people.

"The dismantled organisation controlled the entire chain of trafficking, from production to packing, as well as transport to Spain, storage, and distribution throughout Europe, especially in France, Belgium, England and the Netherlands," police said in a statement.

The ring's main warehouses were located in the central Spanish region of Toledo, where police seized 8.5 tons of the drug, out of a total of "more than 11 tons" confiscated in all, it said.

In addition, police seized €150 000 in cash and 14 vehicles and 109 cellphones used by the ring.

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