POLICE have begun a huge anti-drug trafficking operation by land, sea and air on the Costa del Sol.
Over 500 Guardia Civil agents are involved in the bust, which focuses on La Linea and other targets in Malaga and Cadiz.
Several people linked to the notorious Castañitas drug gang have been arrested after cops moved in with 30 different search warrants early on Tuesday morning.
The criminal clan control 70% of the hash that passses across the Strait of Gibraltar from Morocco into Spain.
Head honcho of the gang, Francisco Isco Tejón Carrasco was cuffed back in October after starring in a reggaeton video.
His brother, dubbed the ‘narco king’ of the Campo was caught earlier in June, after police revealed the pair had amassed a fortune in excess of €30 million.
A police boat and at least two helicopters are also patrolling the skies and seas in the area.
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