POLICE on both sides of the border have been cracking down on drug smuggling in and out of Gibraltar.

In a recent bust HM Customs and the Royal Gibraltar Police seized a car stashed full of cannabis resin worth £3.9million.

The Spanish registered Seat Leon – loaded with 26 bales of drugs weighing 800 kilos –was discovered in an underground car park in Harbour Views after officers used sniffer dogs to conduct a search of the area.

Inside the car police also found a vest with the name of a Spanish private security firm and a wallet containing a Guardia civil ID badge.

A local man has been arrested and released on bail but the investigation is ongoing to discover how a shipment of this size arrived in Gibraltar.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the border the Guardia Civil has arrested 26 members of a Sevilla gang that handled stolen goods and contraband cigarettes from the Rock.

The gang was caught distributing cigarettes smuggled into Spain.