12 Nov, 2010 @ 19:06
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Huge drug crackdown

POLICE have seized six speed boats, 65 top of the range vehicles and 5.5 million euros in a huge international drugs crackdown in Spain.

Operation ‘Guadaña’ is one of Spain’s biggest drugs raids and has seen 65 arrested for moving cocaine in shipments of apples.

The majority of the arrests were made in Madrid and Galicia although 15 others were arrested in Argentina, on charges of drug trafficking and money laundering

Meanwhile a Briton has been arrested after turning his luxury seaside villa into a huge marijuana plantation.

Police estimate around 170,000 euroswas spent on turning the basement of the detached chalet into a high-tech drug laboratory.

When police raided the four-bed Benalmádena villa they found 900 plants up to two metres high.

The crackdown comes amid ongoing anti-drug operations along the Spanish coast.

A Dutch-registered boat carrying 20 kilos of hashish was intercepted off Cadiz.

Meanwhile, a three Guardia Civil and two lawyers have been arrested around Marbella.

One of the arrested Guardia Civil is reportedly based in Malaga and another in Córdoba.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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