The Spanish Civil Guard seizes more than four tons of hashish in an eel boat stranded in the Guadalquivir river
The Spanish Civil Guard has carried out an operation against drug trafficking by sea in the area of the mouth of the Guadalquivir river, in which more than four tons of hashish have been seized in 134 bales and a high-speed boat.
The operation was carried out at dawn last week when the civil guards who operate in the Comprehensive External Surveillance System (SIVE) detected a semi-rigid boat without lights that was sailing towards the mouth of the Guadalquivir river.
A device was immediately activated to verify that it was a stash. In the interception operation, a helicopter from the Civil Guard Air Unit, a vessel from the Provincial Maritime Service of the Corps and troops on land were activated.
The agents verified how the crew members of the high-speed boat, with four 300hp engines each, transferred the drugs from the boat to the interior of one of the eel vessels stranded in the riverbed. As soon as they saw the civil guards they fled upriver at high speed.
The Civil Guard boarded the eel vessel, finding inside 134 bales of burlap used to transport hashish. Once accounted for and a first weighing carried out, they yielded a weight of more than 4,000 kilos.At the same time, the ground patrols located the high-speed boat in the vicinity of the Martín Ruiz canal. Both the hashish and the means of transport were transferred to the Port of Chipiona. So far no arrests have been made, although the operation remains open.