The Spanish Civil Guard and the Tax Agency have prevented the introduction into Spain of almost four tons of hashish, in two consecutive operations with a difference of less than 24 hours. Within the framework of these actions, four people have been arrested and two boats, an all-terrain vehicle, a trailer and a van with which the drug traffickers tried to flee by ramming the police vehicles have been intervened.
The events took place in the early hours of May 1. Initially, Customs Surveillance officials of the Tax Agency and agents of OCON Sur of the Civil Guard, through the means of control of both institutions, located a semi-rigid pneumatic boat that was transferring bales to two boats in an area near the caño Cinnamon in Ayamonte (Huelva).
Once the load was finished, the boats went to the area where they intended to lighten, followed by the acting forces. Finally, when trying to flee, the boats were seized and the three crew members of the small boats were arrested. In this operation, 63 bundles of burlap containing hashish were seized.
A few hours later, another semi-rigid inflatable was located, this time heading to the capital of Huelva, where a control device was established that allowed the discharge to be detected on the Espigón beach and the subsequent loading of the drug in a van and a trailer.
In the presence of the agents, the loaded van rammed the police vehicles and began its escape through the streets of the city, which led to a chase involving members of the Local Police and agents of the National Police Corps, who concluded with the interception of the van.
In this second action, one person was arrested and the van, which was loaded with bundles of hashish, as well as a trailer also loaded with bundles and an all-terrain vehicle, were seized. A total of 61 bales of hashish ended up being intervened in this action.