Cannabis haul recovered from the sea off of Gibraltar

Cannabis haul recovered from the sea off of Gibraltar

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Cannabis balesGibraltar local law enforcement agencies have recovered 79 bales of cannabis resin from the sea.
In the early hours of the morning of Monday 27th February, whilst on routine patrol the crew of HM Customs vessel HMC Searcher sighted a bale of cannabis resin floating in the sea approximately 1 mile south west off Europa Point. On approaching the bale the Customs crew detected a suspect RHIB engaged in attempting to retrieve other bales from the sea. On being challenged by the Customs vessel the suspect RHIB made off at speed out of Gibraltar waters.
A search of the area by HMC Searcher and HMC Seeker revealed that numerous other bales were floating in the area and proceeded to recover these from the sea. An Royal Gibraltar Police and a Gibraltar Defence Police vessel subsequently joined the Customs vessels in an extensive search of the area during which a total of 79 bales of cannabis resin were recovered from the sea.
The Drugs haul with an approximate weight of 2,37 Tonnes has an estimated street Value of £11,850,000.

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