IT had to happen.
Finally after months of rows and recrimination the Guardia Civil and Gibraltar police have been working together.
In a rare instance of cross-border co-operation both forces worked together to capture a suspected drug smuggling operation.
Spanish authorities requested help intercepting a suspicious vessel, 10 metre long and powered by twin 250 horsepower outboard engines, heading towards Europa Point.
The Guardia Civil had challenged the high performance sports vessel off the coast of Morocco and suspected that bales of cannabis resin had been thrown overboard.
A Gibraltar police vessel intercepted the boat in British waters off Eastern Beach, yet its four person crew continued to ignore orders to stop.
The suspected smugglers finally headed into port in La Linea, where the Guardia Civil arrested two men. Officers found 15 bales of cannabis resin on board.